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My research applies mixed methods approaches using my experience in the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods

Dr Helen Klieve currently lectures in research methodology in the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, teaching within the Masters and Doctoral programs. She has a multidisciplinary research background, including an Honours degree in zoology (UNSW), a Masters in quantitative economics (UNE) and a Doctorate in quantitative genetics (UNE), as well as an Education background through a Dip. Ed and BEd (UNE). She also has extensive experience in government policy through past roles as a policy analyst in strategic policy within the Queensland Government, with this adding a very practical perspective to the broad use of research, linking to her interest in the role of research findings in the decision making process. Her research applies mixed methods approaches using her extensive experience in the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods, with a particular interest in survey design and analysis, with recent work also including techniques for the analysis of open response data from surveys. 

Dr Helen Klieve

School of Education and Professional Studies

Lecturer in Research Methodology

Fields of Expertise

  • Research Methods
  • Policy and Economic Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Survey Design and Analysis

Research Expertise

Helen’s research interests focus on research applications addressing the issue of disadvantage and social inclusion. Helen has a particular interest in the development and use of applications that build on the capacity to contribute to effective information for decision making. Recent highlights include:

  • Book Chapter: Conceptions of Learning Leadership in Remote Indigenous Communities: A Distributed Approach

Year: 2016                                   Book: Leadership in Diverse Learning Contexts (Springer International Publishing)

  • Negotiated policy spaces: Identifying tensions for rural professionals in delivering their statutory responsibilities

Year: 2016                                   Journal: Journal of Rural Studies

  • Towards and evidence base: Exploring the impact of community-based literacy programs in remote Indigenous communities

Year: 2015                                   Journal: Australasian Journal of Early Childhood

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