When social scientists think about big data, they often think in terms of quantitative number crunching. However, the growing availability of ‘big’ qualitative datasets presents new opportunities for qualitative research. In this post, Lynn Jamieson and Sarah Lewthwaite explore how ‘big qual’ can be deployed...
This edition of the SDG 4 data digest builds on last year’s report, which proposed a conceptual framework and tools to help countries improve the quality of their data and fulfil their reporting requirements. This report presents the wide range of national and cross-national learning...
This report examines routinely collected national data on injury cases that attended a public hospital emergency department in Australia in 2013–14 and describes and illustrates possible applications of the data for injury surveillance.
The foundation was engaged by the Department of Justice NSW to investigate the quality and utility of each court and tribunal’s data in informing policy and practice. This report focuses on Supreme Court data.
Conducted by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, this new study is part of the first ever comprehensive investigation of the quality and utility of NSW’s civil court and tribunal administrative data system for informing policy and practice.
This FACSIAR Evidence to Action note introduces the FACS Entity Database, how it was created, what it includes and how it can be used by FACS and our partners.
This guide provides a brief overview of employment, an introduction to the key concepts and terminology, and lists relevant data sources. This is one in a series of statistical quick guides, designed to provide a basic understanding of Australian labour market data.
The objective of this research was to construct and compare a 2013 New Zealand population derived from Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) with the 2013 census population and a 2013 Health Service Utilisation population, and to ascertain the differences in cardiovascular disease prevalence...
Data-driven decision systems are taking over. No institution in society seems immune from the enthusiasm that automated decision-making generates, including—and perhaps especially—the police. Police departments are increasingly deploying data mining techniques to predict, prevent and investigate crime.
This paper provides a broad overview of the nature of data linkage, highlights possible uses in the VET sector and reviews key challenges data linkage presents as a research methodology. Using the insights gained from past data linkage projects and taking into account the privacy...
This technical paper provides a brief overview of the estimation methodology employed in the National Apprentice and Trainee Collection, background information on the initiative to undertake timely reviews of the estimation methodology and instructions on the operation of the estimates review dashboard.
This working paper presents findings of Stage 3 and 4 of the National Maternity Data Development Project, which was established in response to the National Maternity Services Plan.
What kinds of data sources, tools and platforms do we have available, what is the value and the challenge of data and new sources of information, what do we need and what is coming down the line that can help support better policy making, citizen...
The Census provides a snapshot of employment at August 2016 based on where a person usually lives and, in this case, the electorate level data can assist in analysing variations in employment patterns for an electorate when compared to a larger region. Sub-regions within an...
This report sets out a roadmap of strategies and tools to help countries produce vital data on education. The digest sets out the measurement challenges around the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 4: a quality education for every child by 2030.
Reliable information on who is using the courts and tribunals and for what purpose is essential in planning an affordable, responsive civil justice system to resolve everyday problems.
Provides an evaluation of privacy and other risks associated with integrating data in this official New Zealand project
The Census Independent Assurance Panel has provided this written report to the Australian Statistician, giving its view on aspects of the quality of the 2016 Census data.
Queensland's criminal justice system prevents, detects, and investigates crimes. It delivers judicial processes, manages prisoners and offenders, and provides rehabilitation services.
The Queensland Police Service and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (through its Queensland Courts Service, Queensland Corrective Services, and Office of the...
Temporary entrants are an important and growing part of the Australian population, with the latest available figures from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) showing close to 1.2 million temporary visa holders in the country as at 30 June 2016. This includes over...