Training


Our training courses focus on the skills researchers need to manage, analyse, and write-up their research data. We can teach you how to use data analysis software such as NVivo or SPSS, techniques for coding qualitative data or calculating statistical tests, and how to write up/format the results of your hard work. All our facilitators are experienced and passionate researchers who enjoy sharing practical tips that attendees can apply to their own projects.

You can choose the delivery method that best suits your needs. Short on time? Opt for a one-on-one training session so we can specifically focus on your requirements. Short on research funding? Our online courses are a cost effective option. Enjoy interacting with other researchers? Enrol in one of our face-to-face training courses.

Our current schedule for online and face-to-face training courses can be viewed below. Any of these can be run as a one-on-one training session – contact us to arrange this. Our training courses can also be customised for your organisation or research team – these can be facilitated either online or at a venue of your choice. If this is of interest, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Course Level Format Cost Date(s) (NZT)
NVivo Courses
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Online $285 + GST BEGINS THU 25 JAN
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Face-to-face $420 + GST FRI 1 DEC
Become an NVivo Coding Ninja Intermediate Online $95 + GST THU 16 NOVWED 21 FEB
Moving Beyond Coding in NVivo Intermediate Online $95 + GST THU 23 NOVTHU 22 FEB
Painting the Picture in NVivo Intermediate Online $95 + GST REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
NVivo for Literature Reviews Intermediate Online $95 + GST THU 30 NOV
NVivo Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Face-to-face $490 + GST MON 4 DEC
Other Software Courses
SPSS Core Skills Beginner Online $285 + GST BEGINS MON 20 NOV
Managing Long Documents in Microsoft Word Intermediate Online $95 + GST REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Excel Tips and Tricks for Researchers Intermediate Online $95 + GST THU 14 DEC
Introduction to Zotero Beginner Online $95 + GST REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Research Skills Courses
Analysing Qualitative Data Beginner Online $95 + GST FRI 29 SEPTHU 15 FEB
Statistical Testing for Beginners Beginner Online $285 + GST BEGINS WED 31 JAN
Writing up Qualitative Research Beginner Online $95 + GST FRI 6 OCT
Qualitative Data Analysis Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Face-to-face $490 + GST WED 6 DEC
Free Webinars
Ten Time-Saving Features in Microsoft Word Intermediate Online Free TUE 26 SEP
NVivo 11: Know What You Don't Know Intermediate Online Free WED 13 SEPWED 7 FEB
Organising Ideas: Tips and Tricks for Researchers Beginner Online Free WED 24 JAN
Is NVivo for You? A Brief Tour Beginner Online Free TUE 17 OCTTHU 12 DEC
PG Tips: Managing the Thesis Process Beginner Online Free THU 1 MAR
Tips and Tricks for Literature Reviews Beginner Online Free FRI 10 NOV
Course Level Format Cost Date(s) (NZT)
NVivo Courses
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Online $285 + GST BEGINS THU 25 JAN
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Face-to-face $420 + GST FRI 1 DEC
Become an NVivo Coding Ninja Intermediate Online $95 + GST THU 16 NOVWED 21 FEB
Moving Beyond Coding in NVivo Intermediate Online $95 + GST THU 23 NOVTHU 22 FEB
Painting the Picture in NVivo Intermediate Online $95 + GST REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
NVivo for Literature Reviews Intermediate Online $95 + GST THU 30 NOV
NVivo Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Face-to-face $490 + GST MON 4 DEC
Course Level Format Cost Date(s) (NZT)
Other Software Courses
SPSS Core Skills Beginner Online $285 + GST BEGINS MON 20 NOV
Managing Long Documents in Microsoft Word Intermediate Online $95 + GST REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Excel Tips and Tricks for Researchers Intermediate Online $95 + GST THU 14 DEC
Introduction to Zotero Beginner Online $95 + GST REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Course Level Format Cost Date(s) (NZT)
Research Skills Courses
Analysing Qualitative Data Beginner Online $95 + GST FRI 29 SEPTHU 15 FEB
Statistical Testing for Beginners Beginner Online $285 + GST BEGINS WED 31 JAN
Writing up Qualitative Research Beginner Online $95 + GST FRI 6 OCT
Qualitative Data Analysis Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Face-to-face $490 + GST WED 6 DEC

Frequently asked questions

There’s no such thing as a stupid question, and lots of people have asked us this! In fact, we’ve been asked this so many times we’ve written a blog post on the topic to help you understand it better.

No special equipment is required to attend our courses, but you will need a stable internet connection. If you’re in an open plan office you might like to wear headphones, and if you’re attending one of our software courses then having dual monitors can be helpful (but isn’t a requirement). On the day, simply click your unique link to attend (this will have been emailed through to you beforehand) and this will connect you to the session.

Any of our training courses can be run as a one-on-one session – this can be arranged at a time convenient to you, either face-to-face or online. Contact us to discuss this further. Alternatively, if it’s an online training course you’re interested in, we sell recordings of previous sessions – please contact us if you would like to purchase a recording.

Our face-to-face training is held in our Auckland CBD office – Level 2, Southern Cross Building, 59 High Street. The best car parking option is Victoria Street Car Park (immediately opposite our building), and Britomart is just a 10-minute walk away if you’re arriving by bus or train.

Note that if you’ve enrolled in a face-to-face training course through your University, you will need to contact them directly for venue details.

Researchers at all stages of the research process, from novice researchers through to those with experience who need to learn a new skill for a specific project. Course attendees are from a wide range of disciplines, and while many of those we work with are from academic backgrounds, we also assist corporate and public sector researchers.

Absolutely! Any of our training courses can be customised to your research team, department, or postgraduate students. Whether you’re wanting a one-off course or a series of courses to increase the research capacity within your organisation, we’re more than happy to discuss your needs and recommend a suitable programme. Contact us for further information.

Cancellations or postponements must be notified at least two working days prior to the day of the course. Refunds will incur an administration charge of $50 + GST. Cancellations received within two working days will not be refunded. You are welcome to send a colleague in your place if you are no longer able to attend.