The Social Research Centre provides the Australian social research community with access to world-class research services including research design, survey management, statistical consulting, analytical thinking and qualitative methodologies.
Our motivation stems from the desire to collect data of the highest quality, to undertake research in the public good and to enhance knowledge and contribute to informed decision-making.
We work to the highest quality standards, guided by the Total Survey Error framework for quantitative research and a Quality Framework for qualitative research. By specialising solely in social and health research we are well placed, not only to better understand the demands of such research, but also to strive to continuously improve the methods used. Our pursuit of excellence is enshrined in our mission and governing principles.
Established in 2000, our resources include:
We are owned by the Australian National University (ANU) and have unprecedented access to ANU researchers and ANU's world class research environment.
We co-founded the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM) with ANU. The Centre is based in the Research School of Social Sciences at ANU and provides significant capacity in undertaking research into applied social research and evaluation methods.
A methods paper series in being published in conjunction with CSRM, please click here to read more.
Our people are our strength. Please click on the images below to find out more about each expert.