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The Education Program is dedicated to the promotion of social science research on education informed by experts across disciplines and focused on the positive impact of education on local economies. This program is organized around two programmatic strands: (1) higher education access and success; (2) evaluation and assessment of informal and additional education possibilities for communities committed to an educational economic base.

Our research and evaluation work covers many fields, our core business is the impact of education on people’s economic future.

Our approach to research & evaluation

As specialists in research design, we do not sell particular research methods. NISER’s strength lies in our proven ability to tailor the optimal methods for each specific assignment. The majority of our projects integrate several methods (now recognised as “mixed methods”) to deliver the information and recommendations which meet our client’s needs.

Some of the core methodologies that we employ in our research and evaluations are:


  • Online surveys
  • Telephone surveys
  • E-mail surveys
  • Postal surveys
  • Face-to-face surveys
  • Reviews of existing data


  • Focus-groups
  • Depth interviews
  • In situ observations
  • Workshops & Forums
  • Calls for submission
  • Cognitive clinics
  • Computer clinics
  • Case studies

Desk Research

  • Literature Reviews
  • Document Reviews
  • Consultations
  • Meta-evaluation
  • Financial review
  • Legislation & policy analysis

For assistance with all of your Education, Training and Research needs contact NISER Mob: 0417 792 944 or email