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Using Data for Evidence-based Practice in the Community Service Sector (ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods) - 1st, 8th, and 15th February 2018

ACT Council of Social Service Inc

Thursday, 8 February 2018 at 9:30 am (AEDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Member - All Sessions 07/02/2018 $1,460.00 $0.00
Non-Member - All Sessions 07/02/2018 $1,800.00 $0.00
Member - Session 1 - 1st February - 9.30am to 12.30pm 07/02/2018 $365.00 $0.00
Member - Session 2 - 8th February - 9.30am to 12.30pm 07/02/2018 $365.00 $0.00
Member - Session 3 - 15th February - 9.30am to 12.30pm 07/02/2018 $365.00 $0.00
Member - Session 4 - 15th February - 1.30pm to 4.30pm 07/02/2018 $365.00 $0.00
Non-Member - Session 1 - 1st February - 9.30am - 12.30pm 07/02/2018 $450.00 $0.00
Non-Member - Session 2 - 8th February - 9.30am - 12.30pm 07/02/2018 $450.00 $0.00
Non-Member - Session 3 - 15th February - 9.30am - 12.30pm 07/02/2018 $450.00 $0.00
Non-Member - Session 4 - 15th February - 1.30pm - 4.30pm 07/02/2018 $450.00 $0.00
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Using Data for Evidence-based Practice in the Community Service Sector

Facilitated by the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM)

This executive education course will happen over four half-day sessions: 1st February (Morning), 8th February (Morning), 15th February (Morning & Afternoon). Discounts are available for registrations for more than three sessions and group discounts - please contact us to learn more!  

 

Course Overview

ACTCOSS is partnering with ANU CSRM to offer an exciting executive education course in February 2018. The aim of this course is to equip participants with fundamental skills to use data effectively - so as to equip participants to inform and evaluate evidence-based practice in the community services sector.  

This course will provide participants with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to answer the following questions:

  • What data exists to support current policy frameworks and debates?
  • What are the ways in which I can analyse and interpret available data to evaluate services delivery or support a particular policy decision?
  • How do I influence the collection of new and better data within the sector? 

 

Who Should Attend

There are no prerequisites for this course, as the focus is on practice and implications rather than technical details. The course is targeted towards those who commission, undertake, or hope to utilise research as part of their role in the analysis, design, or implementation of policy or service delivery. 

 

Discounts

Group discounts: $225 per half-day / $900 for all sessions (4 half days) -  for the 2nd person who registers with you.  

Reduced rates are also available for registrations for 3 or more sessions - please contact us to learn more!

 

Thursday 1st February 2018

9.30am – 12.30pm: Session 1

Critically Analysing and Evaluating Qualitative Data

  • Issues of qualitative research design — sampling, trustworthiness, validity and reliability, ethics.
  • What are appropriate techniques for analysing, synthesising and interpreting qualitative data?
  • Critically evaluating qualitative data produced by others.

 

Thursday 8th February 2018

9.30am - 12.30pm: Session 2

Critically Analysing and Evaluating Quantitative Data

  • What quantitative data are publicly available and how to make meaning of it?
  • Issues of quantitative research design — sampling, trustworthiness, validity and reliability, ethics.
  • What are appropriate techniques for analysing, synthesising and interpreting quantitative data?

 

Thursday 15th February 2018

9.30am - 12.30pm: Session 3

Using Evidence to Tell a Story - Mixed Methods Approaches and their Role in Policy and Practice

  • How do we consider qualitative data in the context of mixed-methods and quantitative data?
  • What are the different types of mixed-method approaches and their strengths and weakness?
  • Issues of mixed-method research design — which types of approaches for which types of questions?
  • What do we do when qualitative and quantitative data provide different or contradictory information? 

 

Thursday 15th February 2018

1.30pm - 4.30pm: Session 4

Using Evidence to Tell a Story - Critically Evaluating the Evidence Base for Current Australian Policy Issues

  • Discuss and examine current or recent policy issues through case studies.
  • Examine qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method evidence for key areas of policy drawing upon the best and most up to date Australian and international evidence and reflect on where the evidence is thin or non-existent.
  • Explore the different ways of writing and analysing evidence for policy and practice.

 

Food: Morning and afternoon tea, and lunch (on the 15th February) will be provided. 

Contact: 02 6202 7200, email: actcoss@actcoss.org.au  

It is ACTCOSS policy to reduce or waive fees for consumer representatives or people experiencing disadvantage; please ask your workshop contact person for assistance.

Terms and Conditions: Bookings are essential. Please register early as places are limited. If you are unable to attend, please let us know so we can offer your place to others on our waiting list.

Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the workshop will incur a full charge.

Have questions about Using Data for Evidence-based Practice in the Community Service Sector (ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods) - 1st, 8th, and 15th February 2018? Contact ACT Council of Social Service Inc

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ACT Council of Social Service Inc

The ACT Council of Social Service Inc. (ACTCOSS) is the peak representative body for people living with disadvantage and not-for-profit community organisations in the Australian Capital Territory. For more information please visit our website: www.actcoss.org.au

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