E/Prof Ralph Hall
- Phone: 9385 2427
- Email: email@example.com
- Building: Morven Brown
- Room No: G25
MA PhD Sydney
Research design and methods in the social sciences; theory and practice of program evaluation; higher education issues including performance measurement, quality, student perceptions of their university experience, evaluation of teaching;
Applied Social Research; Information and Research for Policy; Inquiry and Interpretation in the Social Sciences; Arts and Social Science Graduates in the Workplace; Program Evaluation: theory and practice.
Hall, R 2008, Applied Social Research. Planning, designing and conducting real-world research, Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra, Vic.
Bell, R & Hall, R 1991, Impacts: Contemporary Issues and Global Problems, Jacaranda Press, Milton, Qld.
Hall, R & Scott, L 1987, Global Issues. Jacaranda Press, Milton, Qld.
Hall, R 2001, "Entries on applied social research, evaluation performance measurement and social indicators", In J. Mitchie (ed.), Readers Guide to the Social Sciences, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, London.
Hall, R 2007, "Improving the peer mentoring experience through evaluation", The Learning Assistance Review, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 7 - 18.
Glaser, N, Hall, R, & Halperin, S 2006, "Students supporting students: The effects of peer mentoring on the experiences of first year university students", Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, No. 27, April 2006.
Hall, R 2006, "Peer mentoring program eases transition to university and improves retention", esource for College Transitions, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp 6 - 13.
Hall, R 2004, "Peer mentoring programs for first year undergraduate students: an evaluation of the Rural and Remote Students and the Arts and Social Science Students Schemes at the University of New South Wales, Faculty Papers No. 2, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales.
Hall, R 2002, Experiencing an Arts and Social Science degree: A study of the experience of Arts and Social Science students at the University of New South Wales, Faculty Papers No. 1, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Hall, R 2000, The First Year Experience at University: A Study of Transition to University in Arts and Science Students at the University of New South Wales, Faculties of Arts & Social Sciences and Science and Technology, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Hall, R 1998, Children, commercial strategies and on-line services, Working papers in Social Science and Policy, School of Social Science & Policy, University of New South Wales.
Affiliations and Memberships
Member, Australasian Evaluation Society; Member, American Evaluation Association; Member, Australian Psychological Society; Life Member, National Tertiary Education Union
RALPH teaches applied social research methods, program evaluation and philosophy of social science. His research interests are in the theory and practice of the evaluation of social programs, measurement in the social sciences, foundations of social research and in higher education research and policy. He has published three books, several monographs and articles in professional and academic journals on psychology, education, evaluation and research methods. He is a member of the Australasian Evaluation Society, the American Evaluation Association and the editorial board of Australian Universities Review.
Peer mentoring programs for first year students and the first year experience.