Summer Program 2015

Dear ACSPRI Reps


Most of your have already received an email or two regarding our upcoming ACSPRI Summer Program and, indeed, many of your have already confirmed that you have circulated the information within your channels. Thanks as always for this and, again, apologies for the bombardment. As this is our biggest program for the year we need to make sure we reach all relevant people, so are relying on multiple email systems.


Please find below the notice that is doing the rounds. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us at


Many thanks as always

Marty Lynch

Program Coordinator







There is just a month to go to secure Early Bird rates for the 2015 ACSPRI Summer Program, which will be held at Australian National University in Canberra and University of Melbourne for a repeat of what was easily the largest ever ACSPRI Program earlier this year.


Bookings are open for all 30 courses on offer across three weeks in Canberra (19th - 23rd Jan) and Melbourne (2nd - 6th & 9th -13th Feb). These courses include virtually all courses run by ACSPRI in the last 18 months, as well as a couple of new courses on Longitudinal Data Analysis.


As usual, substantial discounts are available for staff and students at ACSPRI Member organisations, which are listed at Institutional membership provides nearly 50% off the full course prices, or even greater before the Early Bird Deadline on 19th November. Full time students pay only $1070 per course prior to this deadline and member organisation staff pay $1650 (the full rate is $3230). This fee now includes lunch over the five days.


If last Summer is anything to go by, many courses are expected to fill up well before the Early Bird Deadline so it is best to book early.


A full list of courses as well as FAQs and other details regarding prices, venues and general timetable can be found at Queries can be sent to




The Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc (ACSPRI) is a not-for-profit organisation that, among other activities, has offered a range of intensive, small-group, five-day courses in research methodology and research-related technology for university, government and public sector researchers for nearly three decades. Courses cater for researchers from a wide range of fields and with varying degrees of quantitative and qualitative research background, from those with very little research methods experience to accomplished statistics lecturers. Many courses also cover use of a range of research-related software packages including Stata, Mplus, SPSS, AMOS, Nvivo as well as the growing 'open source' packages such as R. Visit or email for more details.