ACSPRI Spring Program 2011 Details for Dissemination

Dear ACSPRI Member Representative
After just completing a large and very successful Winter Program at the University of Queensland, I thought I would take this opportunity to let you know that bookings for the Spring Program are now open. 
The 2011 ACSPRI Spring Program will be spread across Monash University in Melbourne and University of Technology Sydney. This is the first time we will be running courses concurrently in Australia's two largest cities and, after receiving a huge amount of interest since the idea was floated a few months ago, we are expecting enrolments to increase dramatically again on last Spring's record-breaking numbers. We are also expecting that a lot of people will miss out on their course of choice, particularly those who do not receive the information in time. 
We would very much appreciate it if you could spread the word among researchers, post graduate students, supervisors and/or research officers within the relevant schools/departments/faculties at your institution or organisation. I have written a generic notice below, which you are welcome to copy directly into another email or make modifications to as you see fit.
If you have any queries or if you have been replaced by a colleague as ACSPRI representative, please feel free to contact me on
Best wishes
Marty Lynch
Program Coordinator
Dear staff,
Enrolments for the 2011 ACSPRI Spring Program are now open!
The Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc (ACSPRI) is a not-for-profit consortium of universities, government departments and public sector research organisations, which has offered intensive courses in research methods, predominantly for research staff and HDR students at its member institutions, for over twenty-five years.
The 2011 ACSPRI Spring Program will be held concurrently at Monash University (Clayton) and University of Technology Sydney from 26 - 30th September and will include thirteen separate five-day courses. These cover a range of qualitative and quantitative research and analysis techniques of various levels, and include training in a number of research-related software including SPSS, Amos, Mplus, Nvivo, Stata and RUMM2030.
As our organisation is an ACSPRI member, substantial discounts apply to bookings made by our staff. A further discount is available for full-time post graduate students who complete and organise payment of their booking by the 8th August, 2011. While this 'Early Bird Deadline' is important to note, please also be aware that many courses are expected to fill up before that date.
Individual course and overall program details can be found at For help booking see 'How to Enrol'. Queries can be forwarded to