Discussion papers

  • Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: Key research questions [PDF, 558 KB]
    April 2015
    The review of the Key Research questions was conducted by Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs LSAC team, with input from the LSAC Research Consortium, The Australian Institute of Family Studies and key internal and external policy stakeholders.
  • Wave 2 Data Management Issues [PDF, 471 KB]
    Discussion Paper No. 5, June 2007
    This paper, prepared by Sebastian Misson, presents a discussion of the data management policy and procedures for Wave 2 of Growing Up in Australia.
  • Data Management Issues [PDF, 889 KB]
    Discussion Paper No. 3, March 2004
    This paper prepared by Robert Johnstone, the Project Operations Team, and the LSAC Research Consortium presents a discussion of the data management policy and procedures for Growing Up in Australia.
  • Proposed Study Design and Wave 1 Data Collection [PDF, 612 KB]
    Discussion Paper No. 2, June 2003
    This paper prepared by Carol Soloff, Christine Millward, Ann Sanson, the LSAC Consortium Advisory Group and the Sampling Design Team, concentrates on providing more detail on the proposed sample design and data collection for the first wave of the study, including information on the development and testing process to date.
  • Introducing the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children [PDF, 342 KB]
    Discussion Paper No. 1, June 2002
    The paper presents an overview of the study, incorporating descriptions of the rationale for the study, relevance for policy development, the conceptual framework, broad and specific research questions, and study design. The bulk of the paper is taken up with a discussion of current thinking about how the research questions will be addressed, and what data are to be collected.

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