Research & evaluation training

Seminars and workshops

Ngarrawun Ngadju delivers a program of research seminars and workshops around Indigenous research and evaluation.  The seminar series caters for the learning and development needs of a variety of participants including: Ngarrawun Ngadju research staff, Indigenous and non-Indigenous Higher Degree Research students from the University of Wollongong; where possible research students with whom we have a relationship, from other universities; and staff from across partner Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.

The flexible program may consist of:

  • Half day workshops
  • HDR student project showcase
  • Two to three day residential writing retreats

Workshop topics

  • Introduction to Indigenous Research Methodology
  • Demystifying quantitative data using visualisation
  • Yarning as a research method
  • Tools for evaluation: Using logic models and frameworks
  • Recording, analysing and writing using narrative and ethnographic approaches
  • Collaborative writing for grants, submissions and publications
  • Disseminating research results through media and social media

Topics for education

Research ethics

  • Understanding ethical principles – informed consent, Intellectual Property/cultural IP, data storage, conflict of interest
  • Doing an ethical application

Writing, dissemination and impact

  • Report writing
  • Collaborative writing for publication workshop
  • Writing for grants and submissions
  • Tracking for impact
  • Writing an impact case study
  • Dissemination of research results using social media
  • Writing media releases and talking to the media


Tools for evaluation

  • Making sense of logic models
  • Developing evaluation frameworks

Reviewing the literature

  • Understanding different types of literature reviews
  • Systematic reviews (Prospero)

Indigenous research methodologies

  • Demystifying quantitative data
  • Indigenous research methodologies
  • Yarning as an Indigenous research method