Methods research papers

Introducing the longitudinal MADIP and its role in understanding income dynamics in Australia

Introducing the longitudinal MADIP and its role in understanding income dynamics in Australia

Author/editor: N Biddle, R Breunig, F Markham and C Wokker

Year published: 2019

Understanding the determinants, dynamics and distribution of income within a country is an area of ongoing research and policy interest. There is a lot we do know about income dynamics in Australia. However, we have limited information on several key aspects, including detailed information on the...

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A universal global measure of univariate and bivariate data utility for anonymised microdata

A universal global measure of univariate and bivariate data utility for anonymised microdata

Author/editor: Kocar, Sebastian

Year published: 2018

A universal global measure of univariate and bivariate data utility for anonymised microdata This paper presents a new global data utility measure, based on a benchmarking approach. Data utility measures assess the utility of anonymised microdata by measuring changes in distributions and their...

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Measuring social attitudes with voter advice application data

Measuring social attitudes with voter advice application data

Author/editor: Sheppard, Jill

Year published: 2018

This study directly compares survey data on social attitudes collected from an opt-in sample of voter advice application (VAA) users and a randomly recruited, probability-based online panel of respondents. Whereas much research to date has focused on the demographic representativeness of VAA-...

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Support for policy trials in Australia: level and predictors

Support for policy trials in Australia: level and predictors

Author/editor: Biddle, N & Gray, M

Year published: 2018

An emerging view from a broad array of fields is that there should be greater use of evaluations of public policies in general, and the use of randomised controlled trials (RCTs), where feasible, in particular to test the effectiveness of new policies for which there is limited or no evidence about...

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The Online Panels Benchmarking Study: A Total Survey Error comparison of findings from Probability-based surveys and Non-probability online panel surveys in Australia

The Online Panels Benchmarking Study: A Total Survey Error comparison of findings from Probability-based surveys and Non-probability online panel surveys in Australia

Author/editor: Pennay, D.W.; Neiger, D.;Lavrakas, P.J.; Borg, K.

Year published: 2018

The pervasiveness of the internet has led to online research, and in particular online research undertaken via non-probability online panels, to become the dominant mode of sampling and data collection used by the Australian market and social research industry. There are broad based concerns that...

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The social determinants of health and subjective wellbeing: a comparison of probability and nonprobability online panels

The social determinants of health and subjective wellbeing: a comparison of probability and nonprobability online panels

Author/editor: N Biddle, J Sinibaldi and J Sheppard

Year published: 2018

As response rates to surveys decline all over the world, researchers are increasingly turning to sampling frames that are easier and cheaper to reach, and that have more predictable response rates. These include nonprobability web panels (NWPs) and probability web panels (PWPs). Although generally...

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Model of the Australian tax and transfer system: A flexible open-source approach to tax-transfer modelling

Model of the Australian tax and transfer system: A flexible open-source approach to tax-transfer modelling

Author/editor: Taylor, M.

Year published: 2017

This paper introduces a new model of Australia’s tax and transfer system: Model of the Australian Tax and Transfer System (MATTS). MATTS is a suite of Stata commands that provide researchers with the ability to model individual tax and transfer policies. The MATTS suite can be applied to a range of...

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