July 14, 2011

Developing quantitative research skills through longitudinal datasets

Researchers from Charles Sturt University, Queensland University of Technology and Monash University met in Bathurst for a 2-day research workshop titled "Children's development, learning and well-being in the early years: Developing quantitative research skills through longitudinal datasets". The workshop and presentations were lead by A. Prof Linda Harrison and the primary focus was on the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. We learned about FLoSsE: the Australian Government's Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA's) Longitudinal Surveys Electronic (FLoSse) Research archive that compiles research from:
  • Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), (Growing Up in Australia)
  • Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC), (Footprints in Time)
  • Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA)(Living in Australia)
During the workshop I was author/coauthor on the following presentations:
  • Linguistic diversity in a nationally representative sample of Australian 4- to 5-year-old children
  • School outcomes for children identified with communication impairment in early childhood