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Student Posters

The Older Person's Experience of Nurse-Led Health Care Information Sharing: A Video Reflexive Ethnographic Study.
Danielle Elizabeth Bywaters

Plenary Sessions

Trends, Visions and Challenges for the Future (of Qualitative Social Science) Powerpoint Presentation Keynote Address PDF
Lynda Cheshire
How is Big Data Changing the Nature and Practice of Social Science? PDF Presentation
Robert Ackland

Adding value to existing data, including administrative

High quality measures of socio-economic status (SES) for equitable school funding
Lucy Lu, Karen Rickard
Data linkage: NAPLAN and the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC)
Anastasia Sartbayeva
Two decades of within and between-region inequality in Australian cities
Bruce Bradbury
The Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset 2006-2016
Theresa Nunan, Sarah Hinde, James Chipperfield
Use of the Geocoded National Address File as a Sampling Frame for Survey Research
Dina Neiger

Data archiving and management

Managing research data: integrating research practice with reporting and administrative workflows
Maude Frances
The Integrated Data Infrastructure: New Zealand’s Bold Data Experiment
Barry Milne
Data archives in theory and practice: a comparative analysis of Slovenia and Australia
Sebastian Kocar, Steven McEachern

Addressing the quantitative deficit in social science

Contributing to the Accessibility of Quantitative Skills: Concerns & efforts of COMPASS since 2004
Martin von Randow
Can we address the "quantitative deficit" with service courses without losing a connection to substantive theory?
Peter Davis
A vision of ‘students and workers as comfortable with numbers as they are with words’. (British Academy, 2015)
Jackie Carter

Methods for Policy and Planning

Turning theory and empirical research into reflective practice XML
Catherine Anne Therese Settle
Developing an indicator of need for legal assistance services
Catriona Mirrlees-Black, Sarah Williams

Social Network Analysis (SNA)

Measuring outcomes of network interventions with ERGM
Petr Matous, Peng Wang, Yasuyuki Todo
Multilevel Network Perspectives in and around Organizations: Theory, Structure and Dynamics
Julien Brailly, Dean Lusher, Michael Gilding, Julia Brennecke, Peng Wang, Tom Spurling, Vikki Button, Till Klein, Greg Simpson, Ian Elsum, Bopha Roden

Social media, network analysis and big data

Network Analysis of Australian Advocacy Groups on Twitter
Haris Memic, Robert Ackland
Analysing the anti-vaccination movement on Facebook: ‘big data’ methods at the intersection of natural language processing and social network analysis
Timothy John Graham, Naomi Smith, Robert Ackland
Using social media data to determine depression risk: A validation study
Bridianne O'Dea, Mark Larsen, Thin Nguyen, Dinh Phung, Svetha Venkatesh, Helen Christensen
Actual friends on Facebook
Mahin Raissi
Information Contagion through Social Media: Towards a Realistic Model of the Australian Twittersphere
Axel Bruns, Patrik Wikström, Peta Mitchell, Brenda Moon, Felix Münch, Lucy Resnyansky, Lucia Falzon
Social Media, Influence, and Time: The Heuristic Significance of Mathematical and Computational Methods
Lucia Falzon, Lucy Resnyansky
Contextualising the Implications of Emerging Technology for Defence: Creativity and Logic XML
Elena Mazourenko, Ase Jakobsson
Forecasting Civil Unrest Through Social Media: An Emerging Methodology
Dipak K. Gupta

Probability versus non-probability sampling and the special case of on-line panels

The Online Panels Benchmarking Study: A comparison of the relative accuracy of population estimates obtained from probability surveys and non-probability online panels.
Darren Walter Pennay, Dina Neiger, Paul J Lavrakas, Kim A Borg, Sebastian Misson, Nikki Honey
The Online Panels Benchmarking Study: A comparison of the relative accuracy of population estimates obtained from probability surveys and non-probability online panels.
Darren Walter Pennay, Dina Neiger, Paul John Lavrakas, Nikki Honey, Kim A Borg
Improving the accuracy of opt-in online samples using probability samples
Dina Neiger, Darren Pennay, Andrew Craig Ward, Sebastian Misson
Explaining political satisfaction with validated Google Trends data
Jill Sheppard, Nicholas Biddle

Challenges of studying unique populations

Surveys for complex populations–evidence from two longitudinal studies
David Marshall, Fiona Skelton
Assessing Respondent-Driven Sampling
Sandro Sperandei, Leonardo Soares Bastos, Marcelo Ribeiro-Alves, Francisco Inacio Bastos
Evaluation design for true accessibility: Lessons from an impact evaluation of the Unlimited Commissions Programme for disabled artists XML
Tandi J Williams, Morwenna Collett

Innovations in longitudinal data collection methodologies

How same is same enough? Using comparable variables from different datasets
Deborah Kikkawa, Helene Shin, Laura Bennetts Kneebone
Collecting Longitudinal Data on Children in the U.S.: Results of the 2014 Child Development Supplement to the U.S. Panel Study of Income Dynamics
Narayan Sastry
Using Web-CATI in the context of a longitudinal cohort study: Experiences from the Growing Up in Scotland study
Line Knudsen
Randomised trial of online and postal questionnaires for a longitudinal study on health and ageing
Margo Barr
Addressing attrition in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)
Vivienne King
Innovations in sample engagement for the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth
Ronnie Semo, Chelsea Andrews

Mental Health Research Methodology

The role of measurement invariance in measures of mental health
Nichola Louise Shackleton
Cultural Competency with Underage and Adult Binge Drinking in Rural North Dakota
Gina Aalgaard Kelly, Erica Raguse
Challenges and opportunities in the assessment of mental health problems
Philip Batterham

Organisational and institutional methods

Survey design and respondents: The differences item response options can make
Alastair Warren
Challenges in Assessing Effective Company Tax Rates
Carol Anne Matchett
Identifying organizational units within a large scale workforce survey
Alastair Warren
Designing and implementing body-worn video research within NSW Police Force
Rebecca Lesic, Gemma Myers, Timothy Cubitt
Proposing constructivist grounded theory to evaluate long-term project benefits
Johan Fahri, Julien Pollack, Christopher Biesenthal
How to measure and monitor the Australian Army’s Learning Organisation culture?
Mirela Stjelja, Tiffany Fisher, Maya Drobnjak

The Role and Benefit of Metadata Capture, Discovery and Harmonization in Survey Research

Standardized Metadata in Survey Research
Steven McEachern, Joachim Wackerow
Enabling Re-use of Metadata: an Institutional Context
Maude Frances, Arif Shaon
Making Metadata Perform: Metadata Creation from Past, Present and Future Projects
Heather Leasor, Janet McDougall, Steven McEachern
Leveraging Structured Metadata in Longitudinal Surveys
Barry T Radler
Metadata-driven Infrastructures for Panel Studies
Marcel Hebing

Total Survey Error: challenges and practical solutions

Cognitive Testing of Survey Instruments to reduce measurement error – real life examples
Karen Kellard
National, large-scale surveys as 'marketing' campaigns: a case study of the Student Experience Survey
Sonia Whiteley
Sample design effects in Australian educational surveys
Martin Murphy
Analysis of Differential Item Functioning in Social Science Research using the Rasch Model
Curt Hagquist, David Andrich

Unpacking the Arts In Research

Stepping off the Drunkard’s Path: Methodological bricolage lighting the way to research clarity
Nikki Brunker
Image and Intuition: Beyond the Structure of Research
Rafif A Hakiem
Dramatic Tableaux as a Data collection Method
Gretchen Marie Ennis
Using WoolArt and Reader's Theatre for Transformation in Education
Amy Mortimer

Video reflexive ethnography: Creative scholarship for complex spaces

Negotiating access and undertaking video reflexive ethnography in a community-based palliative care setting DOC
Michael Hodgins, Ann Dadich, Aileen Collier
Video reflexive ethnography: A creative approach to understand and promote brilliant organisational experiences XML
Ann Dadich, Michael Hodgins, Aileen Collier
Video Reflexive Ethnography in Complex Hospital Spaces: A Methodology for Identifying Successful Practices in Inter-Team Collaboration
Katherine Carroll, Jessica Mesman, Heidi McLeod
The patient revolution and video-reflexive ethnography
Heidi McLeod, Danielle Bywaters, Aileen Collier, Suzanne Grant, Brydan Lenne, Mary Wyer
Uncovering Respect in the Clinical encounter using a respectful, qualitative methodology: Video Reflexive Ethnography DOC
Heidi McLeod, Katherine Carroll, Donna McAlpine, Victor Montori
Analysis on the run: redefining and locating analysis in video-reflexive ethnography
Su-yin Hor, Katherine Carroll, Aileen Collier, Brydan Lenne, Mary Wyer

Innovative Qualitative and Mixed Method Approaches

Occupational violence: An inductive systems approach to interactions
Lara Thynne
A mixed methods design to investigate student outcomes based on parental attitudes, beliefs, and expectations in mathematics education XML
Daya Weerasinghe
Using multiple iterative research methods in a national research project Full Paper - DOCX
Erica Smith, Anne Junor

Issues in Educational Research

A critical reflection of using bi-lingual research assistants to conduct an outcome evaluation of education and training programs XML
Lisa Thomson
Online Learning as Treatment Effect: Innovation and Student Outcomes in First Year University
William Bernard Tyler
Problematic Activity in Educational Research XML
James Stephen Purkis

Data Visualisation Tools

Leximancer - Visualising Textual Data
Louise Young
AMOS – doing statistics visually, without the use of equations
Phillip John Stanton, Aila Khan
Embedding Personal Visualisation in Surveys
Aila Khan

Free / open source software in social research

Open Source Software for Data Collection Support
Danny Jonathan Smith, Andrew Craig Ward
An Overview of R Packages for Social Network Analysis
Sung-il Cho, Yeongmee Kim
Developing solutions for scalable, low-cost, open-source metadata management using the Aristotle Metadata Registry
Samuel Canvanough Spencer

ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference

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