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Winter School

 

 

Winter School offers a broad range of courses for researchers of all levels, typically focusing on mid level researchers, but also including courses for less experienced and more experienced researchers.

In order to provide comprehensive skills training to members in all states, we offer very substantial discounts to members outside the state in which Winter School is being held.

WINTER SCHOOL INFORMATION

AMSRS Winter School Program is a unique opportunity for professionals at all levels to participate in a learning environment that provides different speakers on each of the 2 days. In this way, you can tailor your selection of courses each day to your individual needs.

AMSRS Winter school provides participants with a concentrated learning experience so that maximum knowledge can be gained in minimal time. It offers a broad range of topics to meet the needs of researchers specialising in different fields and with different interests and skills levels.

QPMR - 50 points per day, maximum 100 Points
The program provides delegates with an opportunity to extend their knowledge interact with their peers and at the same time meet the QPMR scheme's requirements for ongoing professional development.

Our Approach
The Society's approach to delivering high quality, interactive learning environments is based on the following key principles:

Focused objectives - The program is designed to meet identified learning objectives.

Practicality - The program streams are developed in partnership with key industry personnel in order to deliver a highly practical and applied learning experience.

Excellence - Program speakers are carefully selected based on industry experience, achievements and reputation.

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This brochure includes:

Course outlines
Course schedules
Program Timing
Speaker Profiles
Registration Fees

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration and pricing for Winter School is dependent on whether you are choosing to go to:

  • 1 course on day 1 OR day 2
  • 1 course on each day

Below is a list of the courses you can choose from. Each Course runs for a full day.
Click on each one to get an overview of the course.

Day 1 Courses Presenters

Qualitative data collection

Tim Biddlecombe

Foundation statistics for research

Stephen Prendergast

Research briefs and proposal writing

Jim Alexander

Day 2 Courses Presenters

Qualitative data analysis

Sue Bell

Effective Sampling 

Phil Hughes

Ethnography

Charlie Cochrane

Questionnaire design

Lisa Lewers

Winter School is held in Sydney, and as such we offer discounts to our members who will be travelling from interstate, to help offset the additional costs of their participation. Please refer to the pricing table below to see what discounts are offered.

Register for your winter school options below.

For local Members and all Non-members please use the links provided in the Yellow table.
For interstate Members, please use the links provided in the green table.

LOCAL (NSW)
Registration for local Members and Non-members

 

INTERSTATE (NOT NSW)
Registration for interstate Members only

 

D1C1 - Qualitative data collection - with Tim Biddlecombe


Qualitative data collection
- with Tim Biddlecombe

This course will examine the broad spectrum of qualitative research skills and tools that are used in the many ‘channels’ of target audience engagement.

D1C2 - Foundation statistics for research - with Stephen Prendergast

Foundation statistics for research
- with Stephen Prendergast

This foundation course covers the core statistical applications that are used regularly by quantitative market and social researchers.

D1C3 - Research briefs and proposal writing- with Jim Alexander



Research briefs and proposal writing
- with Jim Alexander

Proposal writing is a fundamental skill for all researchers and the viability of agencies.

D2C1 - Qualitative data analysis - with Sue Bell


Qualitative data analysis
- with Sue Bell

The objective of this course is to assist qualitative researchers to sharpen and develop their skills in analysing qualitative information.

D2C2 - Effective sampling - with Phil Hughes

Effective sampling
- with Phil Hughes

The focus of the course will be on providing participants with the necessary skills to make cost-effective sampling decisions in their day-to-day work.

D2C3 - Ethnography - with Charlie Cochrane

Ethnography
- with Charlie Cochrane

Ethnography has really come of age in the last few years and is the methodology of choice for service design, understanding needs and deep dives into consumer behaviour.

D2C4 - Questionnaire design - with Lisa Lewers

Questionnaire design
- with Lisa Lewers

This course aims to provide practical, ‘real-world’ training to enhance the quality and usefulness of questionnaires produced by participants.