Research methodology

Audio podcast

Research that matters: economic and social benefits of research

In this episode, Torrens University researchers discuss how research can help champion social justice issues and bring about cultural change.
Guide

APEC guiding principles for research integrity

This publication provides a set of high-level, voluntary principles, to guide research integrity for APEC economies, including a common understanding of key research integrity definitions for the APEC region’s research community.
Journal article

General considerations for conducting online qualitative research and practice implications for interviewing people with Acquired Brain Injury

Qualitative methodology is key to understanding the lived experience of people with acquired brain injury (ABI). The key aim of this research is to map out the practical, ethical and methodological considerations when adapting research to an online environment.
Report

Research data services in US higher education: a web-based inventory

This report presents the results of an inventory of research data services offered by US colleges and universities using a systematic web searching process. The results represent a holistic, quantitative picture of services that support data-driven research across organisational units and institutional types.
Report

Research 4.0: research in the age of automation

This report seeks to understand what impact artificial intelligence (AI) is having on the United Kingdom’s research sector and what implications it has for its future, with a particular focus on academic research.
Report

Aboriginal participatory action research: an Indigenous research methodology strengthening decolonisation and social and emotional wellbeing

This report articulates how and why Indigenous knowledge and research methodologies need to be recognised as critical components of research to improve social and emotional wellbeing for First Nations people.
Report

How to interpret research on ethnicity and COVID-19 risk and outcomes: five key questions

The coronavirus pandemic has brought ethnic inequalities in health to the attention of the public. This web report outlines five key questions to help you to evaluate research on ethnicity and COVID-19 risk and outcomes.
Report

2019 Survey of research culture in Australian NHMRC-funded institutions: survey findings report

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is committed to ensuring that NHMRC-funded research is of the highest quality. In May 2019, the NHMRC commissioned ORIMA Research to conduct a survey on its behalf in relation to the research culture in Australian NHMRC-funded institutions...
Guide

Research for all: making research inclusive of people with disabilities

Developing programs to be inclusive of people with disabilities ensures that all people benefit. This guide provides tools and resources for practitioners, researchers and policymakers for any and all forms of research, or evaluation with human participants, to ensure best-practice.
Report

How COVID-19 is changing research culture

This report investigates the research landscape trends and cultural changes in response to COVID-19. The report includes analysis of publication trends, geographic focal points of research, and collaboration patterns.
Briefing paper

Preprints in the spotlight: establishing best practices, building trust

Preprints have been getting a lot of attention recently. The COVID-19 pandemic has further underscored the importance of speedy dissemination of research outcomes. The purpose of this issue brief is to provide an overview of the preprint landscape in the first half of 2020 as...
Journal article

Assessing the quality of health research from an Indigenous perspective: the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander quality appraisal tool

This article presents the development and trial of a tool to assess the quality of research from an Indigenous perspective, specifically health research involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australian settings.
Report

Research 4.0: interim report

This draft paper describes the progress of artificial intelligence (AI) through history and how it has led researchers to develop a range of techniques, including natural language programming and computer vision. It also examines these techniques and their practical application across different scientific fields, and...
Briefing paper

Secure shouldn’t mean secret: a call for public policy schools to share, support, and teach data stewardship

This white paper outlines the essential components of any secure facility, the pros and cons of four types of secure microdata facilities used for public policy research, the benefits of sharing tools and resources, and the importance of training. It concludes with a call on...
Discussion paper

The well-meaning economist

Most economic research seeks to reveal truths about economic relationships. This paper is different because it reflects on how those truths are revealed, focusing on a research strategy that is common in the data analysis stage. The paper introduces alternative strategies and shows that they...
Book

Key issues for the 46th Parliament: briefing book

The Parliamentary Library Briefing Book provides short analyses of issues that may be considered over the course of this Parliament. Each article gives a high-level perspective of significant public policy issues, covering background, context and legislative history, as well as some of the policy and...
Report

Wellbeing and mental health: an analysis based on the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework

New sub-national New Zealand population measures have been developed by The Treasury using integrated administrative data. This paper describes their development, compares them against existing sources of official population data, describes some high level findings, and presents three case studies describing population change in specific...
Draft report

2019 Revision of the AIATSIS guidelines for ethical research in Australian Indigenous studies: consultation draft

The Code for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research consultation draft was launched on 1 July 2019. The code is the result of a comprehensive review of GERAIS to mark its 20th anniversary. This consultation draft has been released for public feedback...
Strategy

NHMRC’s research quality strategy

The aim of the Research Quality Strategy for the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is to ensure the highest quality and value of NHMRC-funded research through the provision of guidance and support for good research practices throughout the research cycle.
Guide

Rapid reviews for the built environment: methodology and guidelines

This guide is aimed for the teams who conduct rapid reviews on topics and questions not just for their own use (or publication in an academic journal), but also for stakeholders (or “end users of reviews”; usually policymakers or practitioners).