Looking for a data nerd? You have come to the right place. We enjoy nothing more than being immersed up to the ears in numbers, and the challenge of finding a way to make those numbers useful in a way that looks great and is easy to follow.

One of our particular specialties is analysing ‘big data’ sets such as HACC data and bringing together multiple data points to tell a story.

Analysing data is a very important part of the research process. At ASDF we specialise in:

  • Sourcing existing data relevant to the research topic
  • Analysing and interpreting data sets in a way that is useful to your organisation
  • Tailoring analysis for different stakeholders
  • Ensuring that the analysis is correct and presented in a way that cannot be misinterpreted
  • Adhering to research best practice in data analysis
  • Presenting data in an inspiring way (eg. infographics and data dashboards)
  • Writing clear and concise analysis reports which look good and are easy to follow
  • Designing analysis outputs (charts etc.) that meet your organisations’ style guides
  • Training researchers on how to analyse data correctly
  • Interpretation of existing data files
  • Designing tools to assist staff with using current data sets

Some examples of work we have conducted in this area follow…

Safety Survey


Representative sampling of rates database with detailed analysis and interactive dashboard.

Healthy Tracks to School

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Online surveys with parents and students at selected schools. Included detailed analysis document.

Community Profile

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Development of profile framework, collating publicly available data, representative sampling of rates database with detailed analysis and interactive dashboard.

DEWLP Planning Digital Audit

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100% response rate with Victorian Local Council planning departments to help understand digital capabilities.

DAMP engagement

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Representative sampling of rates database with detailed analysis.

Community Vision research


Analysis of data collected by Council to inform their Community Vision.