Data collection for Western BACE research

Researchers at Federation University Australia will be starting data collection this week (26 March 2014) that will contribute to the research, evaluation and monitoring activities for the Western Business Accelerator and Centre for Excellence (Western BACE) project.

FedUni researchers Dr Helen Thompson, Alison Ollerenshaw and Kelsey McDonald will be collecting data throughout April and May 2014. This data collection stage is an important milestone in the project’s development which will provide valuable information about community and business needs, as wel as new insights into how the Western BACE can create and enhance opportunities for local residents and businesses.

Project flyers have been distributed to Atherstone Estate residents inviting them to complete an online survey, available on the Western BACE research website. Potential Western BACE tenant, business owners and entrepreneurs in the Melton region have also been invited to participate in this research and to complete an online survey.

FedUni HREC ethics approval (number: A13-132) has been granted for data collection relating to this research.

For further information about this research, please contact FedUni’s:

Dr Helen Thompson
Director, Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation
T: (03) 5227 9418
E: h.thompson@federation.edu.au

Alison Ollerenshaw
Research Fellow, Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation
T: (03) 5227 6201
E: a.ollerenshaw@federation.edu.au