Critical appraisal of research to support policy and program professionals

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Are you a policy maker or program manager who needs to use research findings in your work? If so, the Sax Institute’s upcoming training course could be for you. In this 4-hour online course you will gain: Topics Who should attend? This course will be valuable for policy makers and program managers/implementers with some initial … Read more

Working with MBS/ PBS data

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The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) are valuable data resources with untapped potential to identify and monitor patterns of health service use and inform health service planning. In this two-part course participants will gain: Who should attend? This course has been designed to meet the needs of researchers, policy makers and … Read more

Working with MBS & PBS data

The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) are valuable data resources with untapped potential to identify and monitor patterns of health service use and inform health service planning. In this course participants will gain: Who should attend? This course has been designed to meet the needs of researchers, policy makers and health … Read more

Building successful partnerships for policy-relevant research

Research conducted with policy partners can have a greater chance of impacting policies, programs and services. But how do early career researchers build these partnerships? How do they manage and sustain them? And how do they get their research findings known and used? Our skills-based training course has been developed to address these questions. It … Read more

Innovative approaches to evaluating policies and programs

Are you a policymaker, program manager or researcher who is interested in innovative approaches for evaluating policies or programs? This course, led by two international leaders in the field, will explore different forms of evaluation design, and the issues with interpreting evaluation results.   In this 1.5 hour online short course you will gain an awareness … Read more

Introduction to program evaluation

This workshop will help participants understand how to select the most appropriate approach when seeking to evaluate programs and policies. The focus will be on large-scale public-sector programs and the new methods used in their evaluation. It will introduce participants to a range of evaluation methods, designs and measurement techniques, including both qualitative and quantitative … Read more

Working with MBS and PBS data

The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) are valuable data resources with untapped potential to identify and monitor patterns of health service use and inform health service planning. In this course participants will gain: Who should attend? This course has been designed to meet the needs of researchers, policy makers and health … Read more

Introduction to program evaluation

This workshop will help participants understand how to select the most appropriate approach when seeking to evaluate programs and policies. The focus will be on large-scale public-sector programs and the new methods used in their evaluation. It will introduce participants to a range of evaluation methods, designs and measurement techniques, including both qualitative and quantitative … Read more

Building successful partnerships for policy-relevant research

Research conducted with policy partners can have a greater chance of impacting policies, programs and services. But how do early career researchers build these partnerships? How do they manage and sustain them? And how do they get their research findings known and used? Our skills-based training course has been developed to address these questions. It … Read more