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Child poverty : research and policy development : what is the link? /

by Trethewey, Jenny | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1987Description: 10 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented to WACOSS Seminar, Perth, 28-29 April 1987.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Children accompanying homeless clients 2002-03 : a report from the SAAP National Data Collection. /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2004Description: 67p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: AIHW cat. no. HOU 106Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Combat Poverty Agency. /

by Combat Poverty Agency.

Publisher: 03/17/04 11:45:12http://www.combatpoverty.ie/ 2002Summary: Cataloguer's description: The aim of Combat Poverty is to promote a just and inclusive society in Ireland by working for the prevention and elimination of poverty and social exclusion. Combat Poverty has four general functions: policy advice, project support and innovation, research, and public education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Connecting ideas : collaborative innovation for a complex world /

by Spoehr, John | University of Adeliade. Australian Institute for Social esearch | Barnett, Kate | Molloy, Simon | Vas Dev, Sanjugta | Hordacre, Ann-Louise.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. University of Adelaide 2010Description: 62 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010 Bibliography : p. 56-59Summary: This report argues that complex social, economic and environmental challenges confronting Australia requires a fundamental shift in the way we approach problem solving and innovation, one that values the contributions of all disciplines whether they be from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector or the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) sector.Availability: (1)

Coping in a new world : the social and emotional wellbeing of young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds /

by Selvamanickam, Sumathy | Youth Affairs Network Queensland | Zgryza, Michael | Gorman, Don.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre 2001; Youth Affairs Network of Queensland 2001Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2001 "The final report of the NESB Youth Mental Health Needs Assessment project." (from title page)Summary: This report documents the experiences, resilience and needs of young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) aged between 16 and 24, in relation to their social, emotional and mental wellbeing. Young people interviewed self-identified as having experienced some form of extreme stress, anxiety or depression. The focus of the study was on the mental health needs of CALD young people.Availability: (1)

Creating outcomes : individuals and groups on the VET journey : report of a major longitudinal study of student experiences over the course of their vocational education and training in Australia : volume one : the VET journey. /

by Golding, Barry | Volkoff, Veronica.

Publisher: Brisbane, Q. Australian National Training Authority 1999Description: 189 p.Notes: Website : http://www.anta.gov.auAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Credibility in climate change research : a reflexive view /

by Nordhagen, Stella | Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research | Calverley, Dan | Foulds, Christopher.

Publisher: Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Working paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012 Bibliography : p.18-24Summary: For research to have a positive impact on society, it is essential that it is scientifically credible. The researcher plays a key role in establishing and maintaining credibility, particularly in the field of climate change. This paper provides a structure for relating the credibility of researchers themselves to that of research outputs, analysing 'researcher credibility' with reference to three overlapping domains: personal, professional and public. The researcher's role in each domain is considered in a reflexive way, examining the process of research and the researcher's own actions. The varied definitions of researcher credibility and possible means to achieve it in each domain are discussed, drawing on relevant literature and the perspectives and experiences of the authors. We argue that, in certain contexts, the actions of researchers can have a direct impact on the credibility of their research. More public-oriented definitions of researcher credibility have merit but may be contentious, as there are potential conflicts between public action and professional credibility, with the latter usually taking precedence. By contrast, personal action (or inaction) rarely affects professional credibility, but the personal behaviours of researchers may influence public perceptions of the credibility of research and even of the importance of addressing climate change.Availability: (1)

Data collection : key debates and methods in social research /

by Olsen, Wendy.

Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 2011Description: xi, 234 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This innovative book for students and researchers alike gives an indispensable introduction to key issues and practical methods needed for data collection. It uses clear definitions, relevant interdisciplinary examples from around the world and up-to-date suggestions for further reading to demonstrate how to gather and use qualitative, quantitative, and mixed data sets.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Data management /

by Johnstone, Robert | Australian Institute of Family Studies. Growing Up in ustralia.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2004Description: PDF.Other title: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children : data.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2004 Bibliography: p. 48-49Summary: This paper presents a discussion of the data management policy and procedures for Growing Up in Australia - the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). Growing Up in Australia is a major study funded by the Australian Government Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) as part of the Australian Government?s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. The Australian Institute of Family Studies is leading a consortium of nine eminent Australian research institutions in the development of this study, which will track the development of two cohorts of young children for at least 7 years. ; LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN (LSAC)Availability: (1)

Depression in multicultural Australia : policies, research and services. /

by Minas, Harry | Klimidis, Steven | Kokanovic, Renata.

Publisher: 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.anzhealthpolicy.com/content/pdf/1743-8462-4-16.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:50:01 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Directory of Social Change. /

by Directory of Social Change.

Publisher: 06/05/2003 20:26:31http://www.dsc.org.uk/ 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 06/11/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Directory of Social Change is a national charity promoting better management of charities and more effective use of resources through training, information, publishing and research.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Do it yourself social research : the bestselling practical guide to doing social research projects /

by Wadsworth, Yoland.

Edition: 3rd editionPublisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2011Description: xii, 204 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references Cartoons by Simon KneeboneSummary: This book demystifies the research process, covering all the basics of: where to start; how to manage a research project; methods, techniques and resources; digital tools; interpretation, analysis and reporting. This edition has been thoroughly revised. It covers the use of narrative and dialogue in research, rich research design, and what digital technology can (and can't) contribute to the research process. With its hands-on, no-nonsense approach, Do It Yourself Social Research is an essential resource for anyone doing social research in sociology, social work, education, health, welfare, not-for profit and many other fields.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Does part time employment help or hinder lone mothers' movements into full time employment? /

by Fok, Yin King | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Jeon, Sung-Hee | Wilkins, Roger.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Melbourne Institute Working Paper ; no. 25/09.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: A significant demographic trend in recent decades in Australia has been the growth in lone parent families as a proportion of all families, associated with which has been growth in welfare dependency. This has led to considerable policy focus on increasing lone parent participation in employment. A key issue that has arisen for the Government in pursuing this policy goal is whether, in the context of a welfare system that accommodates the combining of part-time employment with welfare receipt, part-time employment helps or hinders a progression to full-time employment, and whether and how this depends on characteristics such as the number and ages of dependent children. In this study, we investigate this issue using Australian panel data on female lone parents over the period 2001 to 2007. We estimate dynamic random effects multinomial logit models of three labour force states ? not employed, employed part-time, and employed full-time ? allowing investigation of whether part-time work represents a stepping stone to full-time employment. Evidence in support of the stepping stone hypothesis is found. Part-time employment increases the probability of full-time employment in the next year by approximately six percentage points. No (statistically significant) evidence is found that this stepping stone function varies by number of children or age of the youngest child.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Doing a literature review : releasing the social science research imagination. /

by Hart, Chris.

Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 1998Description: ix, 230 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Bibliography: p.220-223Summary: Presents a guide to researching, preparing and writing a literature review, a major component of research projects.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Drug info clearinghouse. /

by Australian Drug Foundation.

Publisher: 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/25/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: Drug Info Clearinghouse is provided through the Australian Drug Foundation, and aims to collection, analyse, and disseminate information on drug prevention.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic analysis of families : existing research findings. /

by Johnson, David | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2002Description: 45 p.Summary: This paper presents a literature review of family economics, theories and selected studies of the issues relating to the family.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

ETI workbook : step-by-step to ethical trade. /

by Ethical Training Initiative.

Publisher: London, U.K. Ethical Trading Initiative 2003Description: 188 p.Notes: Includes 1 x compact discAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Experimental change from paper-based interviewing to computer-assisted interviewing in the HILDA survey /

by Watson, Nicole | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Wilkins, Roger.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2011Description: PDF.Other title: HILDA project discussion paper series ; no. 2/11.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2011 Bibliography pp. 28-29Summary: Most large-scale ongoing face-to-face surveys which began using pen and paper interviewing (PAPI) face an eventual shift to computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI). In preparation for such a shift in the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, a trial of the CAPI collection mode was undertaken in the 2007 test sample. This involved a split-sample test of 764 households, where interviewers rather than households were randomly assigned to the PAPI or CAPI mode. This paper reports on the findings of this split sample test, both in terms of the fieldwork operations and the quality of the data collected. Apart from some concerns about the length of the interview, few differences were identified in the data collected by the two modes. Where CAPI differed from PAPI, it was generally in the direction thought to enhance data quality rather than reduce it.Availability: (1)

Feathers in the nest : establishing a supportive environment for women researchers /

by Hartley, Nicole | Dobele, Angela.

Publisher: Australian Educational Researcher 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper discusses research examining the attitudes and behaviours of researching women in academia and considers the effect of these factors on successful researching outcomes. The results of this exploratory research highlight in particular, a number of interesting environmental influencers which contribute to enhancing successful work outcomes for academic women researchers. Specifically, personal factors such as, marital status, partner support, age, cultural background and level of organisation (in life) coupled with, research defined factors such as incentive for conducting the research and the existence of research partnerships and/or groups are identified as significant performance influencers. These dimensions appear to facilitate the level of research productivity for women academics based on key performance indicators such as journal/conference paper submissions and successful research funding applications. The potential benefits of this exploratory research are that any correlation between specific self-supporting attitudes or behaviours of successful women academics and effective research outcomes could provide important clues to both emerging and continuing researchers for career development and promotion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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