Benefits of membership

Staff and students from ACSPRI member organisations are eligible for a range of member benefits and services. We work to achieve our aims and objectives and to serve our members through 3 main areas of activity:

  • Learning, education and professional development

  • A national survey research centre -- Academic Surveys Australia (ASA) and infrastructure development for members

  • Data access and usage.


Member benefits:

Learning, Education and Professional Development:

  • Generous discounts on course fees for the Summer, Winter and Spring Programs in Social Science Research Methods and Research Technology;

  • Generous discounts on our Master classes;

  • Member rates for conference, symposia, workshop and seminar registrations for ACSPRI sponsored and hosted events.

  • Discounted tuition rates for courses in the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

The Survey Centre--Academic Surveys Australia (ASA):

  • Access to a national survey research facility which specialises in multi-mode designs to improve response rates and coverage.

  • The opportunity to partner with ACSPRI to undertake the range of social science surveys including postal surveys, internet surveys, computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) and computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI).

  • A survey design and estimation service to assist in planning and managing data collection.

  • The opportunity to work with ACSPRI on infrastructure development in various areas.

  • Access to a full suite of survey software (queX Suite) and technical support for telephone interviewing (queXS), postal (queXF) surveys, and internet surveys.

  • Access to a cleaning, coding and classification system and service for coding text responses (ie. occupations or industry).

  • Access to a multiple choice exam scanning, processing and analysis service;

  • Access to and the ability to contribute to The Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA).

  • Access to the CANVASS web survey service.

Data Access and Usage:

  • ACSPRI was responsible for the establishment of the Australian Social Science Data Archive (now the Australian Data Archive). To access data from the archive go to the ADA web site.

  • Access, through the ADA, to international data sets.

  • Faculty, staff, and students of ACSPRI member institutions have full direct access to the ICPSR's data archive and to all of ICPSR's services.