Events & Registration

Conference 1-2 December | Workshops 30 November

The Conference Program is now available for download as a PDF.

Registrations for the 2017 Australia Conference on Personality and Individual Differences, are now open.

Workshops: 30th November, 2017
Conference: 1-2 December, 2017

Early bird pricing available until the 1st October, 2017. $250 for full registration and $150 for student registration. Once early bird closes, prices will be $260 for full registration and $160 for student registration. The conference will be held 1-2 December.

There are two workshops this year, they are $80 per workshop. The first is An Introduction to qualitative analysis and the second is Getting started with R. The workshops will be held on the 30th November.

The dinner is $120 per person and can also be booked when purchasing registration.

If you have any queries about visiting us in Sydney this year please get in touch via the contact us page.

If you are interested in places to stay or things to do during your time in Sydney for the ACPID conference, please see our Staying in Sydney page.

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you in Sydney!


Download the conference program here

Full Registration
260.00 AUD

1-2 December 2017
University of Sydney Business School
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

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Student Registration
160.00 AUD

1-2 December 2017
University of Sydney Business School
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

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Workshop Registrations
80.00 AUD

Thursday, 30 November, 2017
Workshop 1 – Introduction to qualitative analysis
Workshop 2 – Getting started with R

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2017 Workshops

Working with R: An Introduction to R Studio

Dr Damian Birney, University of Sydney

This workshop will be targeted at people who have never used R before but have wondered what the fuss is all about. I will provide an introduction to R, R studio and working with packages. We will work through examples of getting data out of SPSS and Excel and into (and out of) R. We will consider basic methods for manipulating data to get it into a form ready for analysis, including creating and transforming variables, aggregation and merging files. We will run some basic statistical analyses and do some plotting of outcomes. The exercises will be hands-on and focused on providing basic skills in navigating the R studio interface. We will be using PCs with R and R studio already installed, so you do not need to bring anything with you. You are welcome to use your own computer, but please install R and R studio before arriving (and bring a USB to transfer data files we will be working with).


Important: Note to run R studio on your own computer, you will need to download and install two programs:

R (

R studio ( )


You only need to install R and R studio if you want to use your own computer. PC computers will be provided.

An introduction to qualitative research methods

Dr Haryana Dhillon and Ass Prof Ilona Juraskova, University of Sydney

The aim of this workshop is to introduce participants to qualitative research methods. We will cover a range of theoretical approaches to qualitative analysis to enable participants to identify those suitable to address different research questions.  We will also explore a range of analytical approaches and strategies to ensure methodological rigor in qualitative research.