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Winter Program 2014

The ACSPRI Winter Program will be heading back to sunny Brisbane this year for two weeks from 30th June to 11th July. This Program includes all of the more popular ACSPRI courses as well as a couple of new ones.

Bookings are now open. All courses are intensive and run from 9am to 5pm for the week (with breaks throughout and an early finish on Friday).

Dates: 
Monday, June 30, 2014 - Friday, July 11, 2014
Early bird cutoff date: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2014

The Australian Consortium of Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI) will host a conference on the 7th-10th of December, 2014 at The University of Sydney.

The goal of the conference is to provide a forum on current and emerging issues in social science methodology nationally and internationally. The is the 4th ACSPRI hosted methods conference. Conferences were held in 2006, 2010 and 2012.

Given the dynamic nature of methodology and the need to keep abreast of best practice standards and innovation, this conference provides the opportunity to explore and debate emerging issues and to discover what resources are available to social science researchers and users of research. A unique feature of this conference is that it is multi-disciplinary and therefore, brings together researchers from a range of contexts and different settings.

The conference is organised around 3 themes:

  • Research paradigms and designs;
  • Research methods, techniques, technology and tools;
  • Datasets and data collections.
Dates: 
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Open Source Survey Software

ACSPRI develops and maintains a suite of open source software for conducting survey research. It is used internally by ACSPRI’s survey centre, Academic Surveys Australia, and is available to the public under an open source licence.

queXML is used to describe a questionnaire and then deploy it in multiple modes - including a printable, scannable and software processable PDF form. queXML is available as an independent software package and also included in the Limesurvey online survey system.

queXF is used to automatically process filled and scanned paper forms, and for operators to verify the process using a web browser.

queXC is used to clean and code (classify) text data, for example for coding text responses in questionnaires to standard classification schemes such as the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).

queXS is a web based computer assisted telephone (CATI) interviewing system. This system is available to download and is available as a cloud service.

The software can be downloaded at any time by following the links in the text. ACSPRI can assist with installation, support or customisation of the software - please contact surveys@acspri.org.au to discuss. In addition, a demonstration of the software can be made available. Software installation, support and customisation is available on an hourly fee for service basis. Details of our hourly rate and purchasing information are available here.

 

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