Evidence building

Creating your evidence-base through primary research

Research with a strong policy focus lies at the core of all AHURI work. With over 15 years of experience, we are well placed to undertake a range of primary research activities to support your needs. These include qualitative and quantitative research; cost benefit analyses; financial and economic modelling; case studies; questionnaires; interviews; longitudinal studies; social impact studies; informant interviews; focus groups and more.

Case study: Report into homelessness amongst Australian veterans
Our client:Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs
The issue:to understand the size, location and nature of homelessness amongst Australian veterans.
Our action:our solution included primary research collecting data on veteran status amongst people presenting at homelessness services, and the development of benchmarks for future monitoring of homelessness amongst ADF members.
The outcome:the report (in progress) will help our client to better understand the incidence and duration of homelessness amongst Australia’s veterans to guide the development of policy solutions.
Case study: Evaluation of the Mobile Tenancy Sustainment Service pilot program
Our client:Queensland Government Department of Housing and Public Works
The issue:The Mobile Tenancy Sustainment Service for young people pilot program started in August 2016 and is running for an initial 18-month period. AHURI is evaluating the program to identify key lessons from the implementation and operation of the program in order to build a robust evidence base to support the future of the program, including potentially expanding it across Queensland.
Our action:we are undertaking quantitative evaluation of program and cost data and qualitative interviews with young people and key stakeholders in order to assess whether young people’s capacity to sustain their tenancies and avoid homelessness has improved and that the program is cost effective.
The outcome:The evaluation (ongoing) will determine the feasibility of continuing the program and potentially extending it to other regions in Queensland.