Research Methods

The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods has an active program of research into social research methods. Current areas of research include:

  • Archiving and data standards
  • Methods for undertaking surveys including:
    • Program of research supporting the development of Australia’s first national probability online panel: Life in Australia
    • Interviewer effects
    • Measurement of racism and discrimination
    • Use of Google trends data to measure political issue salience
    • New approaches to probability-based online data collection: Survey on wellbeing, health, and life in general
  • Models
    • PolicyMod microsimulation model of the Australian tax-transfer system
    • Manning Cost-Benefit tool for undertaking analysis of criminal justice programs
    • Microsimulation model for projecting the Indigenous population and its regional distribution
  • Small area estimation
  • Evaluation methods

Edwards, B., & Biddle, N. (2020). Consent to data linkage: Experimental evidence from an online panel. In P. Lynn (Ed.), Advanced methods in longitudinal surveys. Wiley.

Supplemental information: Consent Forms

Updated:  3 November 2020/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications