News from the Special Interest Groups


News from the Gender, Sexualities and Cultural Studies SIG
Zoom Workshop: Engaging with the Media for impact, followed by Panel discussion
Date: Thursday, 29 September, 2022
Time: 11am to 1pm
Registration opening soon.

An important part of our work as researchers is to disseminate our findings and create impact. One approach to this is to share our research with non-academic audiences through the media. Taking into account that the media can be a complex space for sex, gender and sexualities researchers, we would like to offer SIG members and interested AARE members beyond the SIG the opportunity to attend a media engagement workshop, followed by a panel discussion.

Workshop: Engaging with the Media for Impact (1 hour)
Presented by Shannon Schedlich from MCERA, this session will look at how and why you should be engaging with the media; how to hone your message for most impact; and steps you can take for protecting yourself when entering sensitive debates.

Note: Participants are asked to come prepared with examples of research they think might be newsworthy to workshop as part of this session.

Panel Discussion (1 hour)
Following the workshop, there will be a panel discussion. Panel members include Shannon Schedlich (MCERA), Dr Roz Ward (Deakin University), Dr Victoria Rawlings (University of Sydney), and Elissa Blake (Media Advisor, University of Sydney).

We will be sending an email to SIG members shortly with a registration link, however, if you are an AARE member outside of this SIG and are interested in attending, please email so that we can send you further information. 

Looking forward to seeing you at the event!

Michelle, Vic and Lizzie
Gender, Sexualities and Cultural Studies SIG Co-Convenors

News from the Motivation and Learning SIG
AARE Quantitative Methods Library

The AARE Quantitative Methods Library has launched! The goal of the AARE Quantitative Methods Library is to be a launch pad for developing quantitative skills at all levels. The library is a freely accessible resource for researchers of all levels who would like to broaden and deepen their understanding of quantitative methods and specific analytic approaches. It is also a living library, which means that resources and topics will be added as quantitative research continues to evolve. 

The library was developed thanks to funding by AARE and was collated by the AARE Motivation and Learning (M&L) SIG with support from the NSW Institute for Educational Research. We would also like to extend a huge thank you to all the M&L SIG members who donated resources. If there are resources you would like to donate or topics you would like to see added to the library, please email the M&L SIG convenors. 

The library is presented in a table that is organised by topic and includes brief/accessible explainers, as well as a collection of associated practical resources. The library can be accessed via the M&L SIG page.  

We are excited to share this resource and hope you and your networks find it helpful! 

Emma BurnsNatasha Kett, and Anne Suryani
Motivation and Learning SIG Convenors