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Research & Archiving

Research & Archiving

With research skills you can get to know your issues in depth, find out where people stand on those issues, and make a strong evidence-based case for change. Archiving your campaign and organisation materials preserves the story of your collective efforts, so others can learn from social movement history.

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Campaign Research 101

An introduction to the basics of campaign research for social change advocates. Campaign research helps you get the right message, in the right format, delivered by the right messengers, to the right audience through the right channels.

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Tips for Policy Writing

Policy writing is a key part of the work of not-for-profit individuals and organisations. Follow these tips to do it well.

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Guide to publicly available data sources

Through research you can get to know your issues in depth, find out where people stand on those issues, and make a strong evidence-based case for change. Use these Australian publicly available data sources to strengthen and inform your research.

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How to do research

Research plays a crucial role in social change projects. Here’s a collection of useful guides to research from Skills You Need, including how to design research projects, gather data and analyse data.

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Forming Survey Questions

Need to keep the data safe for your research project? Here is a useful data security protocol from the Datacenter for Research Justice.

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Data Security Protocols

Need to keep the data safe for your research project? Here is a useful data security protocol from the Datacenter for Research Justice.

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Research Methodologies Comparison Sheet

Are you running a research project and need to know what research methodology to use? Here is a handy document that runs through the pros and cons of each methodology from DataCenter.

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Activist Archiving: Start Here

A list of articles and ideas from the Commons Librarians about resources to explore in archiving your work in social change.

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