The "ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference" was held from December 10-13, 2006, in Sydney, Australia.

The conference was convened by Associate Professor Ken Reed, Deakin University on behalf of the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc. (ACSPRI – see The conference organisation was undertaken by Judy Heath and Catherine Hennessy. Sam Schmidt prepared the master for this publication.

The conference had approximately 240 participants, who presented over 160 papers. The institutions represented at the conference are listed below.

There were two plenary meetings, with invited speakers: Professor Michael Greenacre (Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain) and Professor Merrill Shanks (Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley, USA).

The papers presented at the conference are included in this publication in one of three forms:

  1. an abstract
  2. a full, work-in-progress paper
  3. a full peer-reviewed paper, reviewed anonymously by two or more reviewers.

© for this publication ACSPRI 2006. Authors retain copyright over the papers included here.

Institutions Represented at ACSPRI Conference 2006
Adelaide University
Australasian Centre for Policing Research (ACPR)
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Catholic University
Australian Council for Educational Research
Australian Institute of Criminology
Australian Institute of Family Studies
Australian National University
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Bond University
Brunel University
Charles Darwin University
Charles Sturt University
Child Support Agency
Curtin University of Technology
Deakin University
Department of Education, Tasmania
Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Department of Human Services
Department of Transport and Regional Services
Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Flinders University of South Australia
Griffith University
IMI International Pvt. Ltd.
Independent Commission Against Corruption
Karlstad University
La Trobe University
Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales
Law and Justin Foundation
Macquarie University
Massey University
Monash University
Murdoch University
National University of Singapore
New Zealand Council for Educational Research
NSW Department of Education and Training
Queensland University of Technology
South Eastern Sydney Illawarra AHS
Stanford University
Swinburne University of Technology
The Social Research Centre
The University of Auckland
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
University of Ballarat
University of California, Berkeley
University of Canberra
University of Melbourne
University of New England
University of New South Wales
University of Newcastle
University of Queensland
University of Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Technology Sydney
University of Western Sydney
University of Wollongong
Vanderbilt University
Victoria University