Stream A – Dealing with Data (Introductory)

MFSAS Stream A introductory modules cover the basics of data and data collection.

These half day modules are designed for individuals with little or no previous training or experience in research methods and data.


Module A1 - Understanding Data   (½ day)

  • Types of data
  • Variability within data
  • Summarising data

​ Module overview


Next Workshops: 28 March, 2017 & 8 August, 2017 (9:00am - 12:30pm)
Cost: $330 (student discount 25%)



Module A2 - Gathering Quantitative Data   (2 days)

  • Planning and designing a survey research project
  • Designing a questionnaire
  • Approaches to sampling
  • Collecting data
  • Data processing and analysis
  • Presenting and communicating results

​ Module overview


Next Workshop: 29-30 August 2017 (9:00am - 5:00pm daily)
Cost: $1100 (student discount 25%) 



Module A3 - Gathering Qualitative Data   (2 days)

  • Qualitative research designs
  • Interviews and focus groups
  • Selecting participants

​ Module overview


Next Workshop: 4-5 July 2017 (9:00am - 5:00pm daily)
Cost: $1100 (student discount 25%)



Module A4 - Understanding Social Cost-Benefit Analysis   (1 day)

  • Understand rationale for Cost-Benefit Anaylsis (CBA)
  • Basic CBA processes and methods
  • Non-monetary CBAs
  • Social Return on Investment (SROI) and Social Impact Analysis (SIA)
  • Limitations of CBA

This workshop is run by Associate Professor Richard Brown, author of Cost-Benefit Analysis: Financial and economic appraisal using spreadsheets, 2nd edition. 


 Module overview


Next Workshop: 20 June 2017 (9:00am - 5.00pm)
Cost: $660 (student discount 25%)



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