We know you're busy and that research funds are limited right now, so we're offering a time-efficient and cost-effective way for you to access the training you need to accelerate your research!
Create your own programme from our 10 day virtual event. We've designed it to be super-flexible so you can work around your other commitments. Select the sessions most relevant to your research and experience level, then decide whether you'll work through the material in your own time or attend live.
We’ve made it stress-free to access the content – all videos, training notes, exercise files, quizzes, the members-only community, Q&A and links to live sessions will be hosted on a single online platform. If you're too busy to attend the 10 day event, no problem – there's an extended option for you to binge watch the material over the summer!
Whether you’re brand new to data analysis and keen to learn the basics, or you’re a more experienced researcher who is looking for ideas to improve the quality and efficiency of your research, Research Accelerator has something to offer you!
|Legend||Recorded Session||Live session||Beginners||Experience required||All levels|
|Time||Day 1: 26 Nov
|Day 2: 27 Nov
|Day 3: 30 Nov
|Day 4: 1 Dec
Diving Deeper with NVivo
|Day 5: 2 Dec
Bring Your Own Research Project
|9:00am NZDT||Qualitative Analysis for Beginners
||NVivo Quick Start Part 1: Creating a Project and Importing Data
||Statistics for Beginners
Introducing Cases and Classifications
|Bring Your Own Research Project
|10:30am NZDT||Transcription Tips & Tricks
||NVivo Quick Start Part 2: Introducing Coding
||Quick Introduction to Statistical Testing
||Asking Questions in NVivo
|Lunchtime Seminar Series (12pm–12:45pm NZDT)||Quick Tips for Qualitative Analysis
||Adding Value to Your Research with Journals and Memos
||Quick Tips for Quantitative Analysis
||NVivo Coding Tips & Tricks
||Audience choice (make a suggestion!)|
|1:30pm NZDT||Issues in Qualitative Analysis (Discussion Group)
||NVivo Quick Start Part 3: Exploring with Text Queries
||Statistics: Test Your Knowledge! (Discussion Group)
||Exploring Data with NVivo Visualisations
||Shut Up and Write!
|4:00pm NZDT||Individual Drop-in Session
||Group Q&A: General
||Individual Drop-in Session
||Group Q&A: Cases and Classifications
|Time||Day 6: 3 Dec
|Day 7: 4 Dec
Statistical Analysis with SPSS
|Day 8: 7 Dec
|Day 9: 8 Dec
Moving Beyond Analysis into Writing
|Day 10: 9 Dec
Bring Your Own Research Project
|9am NZDT||How do I Use NVivo for Mixed Methods?
||SPSS Quick Start
||NVivo for Literature Reviews
||Qualitative Writing for Beginners
||Bring Your Own Research Project: Session 1
|10:30am NZDT||Can I Work with NVivo in a Research Team?
||Diving Deeper into SPSS
|Lunchtime Seminar Series (12pm–12:45pm NZDT)||Can NVivo Really Code for Me? A Quick Demo of Autocoding
||Data Entry Tips for Microsoft Excel
||Literature Review Toolkit: A Quick Tour
||Tips for Academic Writing
||Audience choice (make a suggestion!)|
|1:30pm NZDT||How do I Report from NVivo?
||Running Analyses with SPSS
||Time-saving Tips for Microsoft Word
||What’s Your Qualitative Writing Style?
|Bring Your Own Research Project: Session 2
|4:00pm NZDT||Group Q&A: NVivo for Mac
||Group Q&A: General
|Individual Drop-in Session
||Closing Comments/Final Q&A
It's been a difficult year and your research has likely been disrupted. You need to learn skills fast, and don't have time to scroll through endless YouTube videos.
With Research Accelerator you can customise your own programme to get exactly what you need. You can even ask questions when you're stuck – all at a time convenient to you and at a price tag you can afford
We're experts at what we do – we've been teaching research and data analysis for over 20 years.
Our students love our down to earth approach, and the numerous practical tips we share in our sessions. Our aim for this event is to leave you feeling inspired, motivated and well-equipped with the skills you need to move your research forward.
Everyone learns differently. Research Accelerator provides you with a range of different learning formats that you can work through at your own time and pace.
If you learn best by connecting with others, attend our live events and participate in our members-only community. If you prefer to learn solo, that's okay too – no pressure!
Our Research Accelerator gives you NZD$3,200 worth of training, at a value-for-money price.
Choose from a 3 Day, 10 Day or a 10 Day+ Pass.
As the conference is underway, please contact us if you would like to attend.3 Day Pass – $79 10 Day Pass – $179 10 Day+ Pass – $329
|Register your interest|
|Sorry, no Research Accelerator 2020 Conference courses are currently scheduled.||Register your interest|
Definitely not! Attend as much or as little of the event as you would like – the programme is designed for a range of interests and experience levels, so the sessions won’t all be relevant to you.
Absolutely – we’d love for you to join us! Live sessions are scheduled in the afternoon in order to accommodate several different time zones. All live sessions will also be recorded and can be watched at a time convenient for you. If you have questions about the content, you can post these at any time of day (we’ll get back to you first thing New Zealand time) and if you have a question you’d like addressed at one of the live Q&A sessions, you can email it to us beforehand if you’re unable to attend in-person
We’ll be recording live sessions for those that cannot attend – we’ll make these available as soon as possible after the live event (we’ll also provide any associated training materials such as PowerPoint slides).
Note that the discussion groups and individual drop-in sessions will not be recorded (for privacy reasons). Any relevant resources from the discussion groups will be provided to all attendees.
No – we’ll be releasing the content for each day at 7am NZDT. You’re welcome to work through the material at a later time, but we won’t be releasing content early because of the structure of the event.
No – just turn up to the live session if you’re able. The exception to this is the group discussions – some of these require a little pre-session work on your part, so we need to know who is coming. It also helps us assess how any group facilitators we need on the day. The link to register for these sessions will be provided.
Any video sessions for the day will be made available by 7am NZDT, and you can watch them whenever is convenient. Live sessions are generally at lunchtime and each afternoon, in order to accommodate those attending from different time zones. Check the schedule to see exactly when each live session will run.
We’ll be presenting our software sessions on Windows, but our training notes include instructions for Mac versions of the software we teach. We’ll be using the new version of NVivo, but alternative instructions will be provided if you’re still using NVivo 12. The SPSS session will be taught with version 27, and we’ll be using Office 365 for the sessions that cover Word and Excel.
There are three ways to ask questions during the event – you can post your question online, or you can attend one of the scheduled individual drop-ins or group Q&A sessions. The individual drop-in sessions are perfect if you need to ask a question privately, this might be the case if you’re discussing an aspect of your project that is confidential for example. If your question doesn’t require privacy, we’d encourage you to ask it in the group Q&A session so that everyone can benefit from hearing the answer. If you can’t make the group Q&A sessions in-person, submit your question via email beforehand and we’ll be sure to address it in the next session.
If you’re new brand new to research, then unfortunately this isn’t the right event for you. Our sessions will assume a basic understanding of the research process and data collection tools. If you're a novice researcher who knows the basics and is keen to learn about data analysis and writing, you're more than welcome to attend! If you’re not sure whether the event will be suitable for you, please contact us to discuss.
All materials for the event will be provided in a single online platform – you’ll receive your login details for this nearer the start date. Links to live sessions, video content, training notes, exercise files, slides and quizzes can all be found here. You can also ask questions and interact with other attendees in the online platform if you’d like to.
There is a mix of both pre-recorded videos and live sessions as part of the programme. Check the details for each session to see its delivery format.
We’re more than happy to answer quick questions you have about your research. We can’t provide more detailed assistance however e.g. the best NVivo set-up for your particular project or what statistical tests are appropriate for your research question. You’re more than welcome to book an individual consultation with one of our team if you need specific assistance – the cost of this is NZ$190 per hour. Contact us if you’d like to arrange this.
We’re sorry, but no. We suggest purchasing a 3-day pass, which is exceptionally good value for money. A single online training course with us is usually priced at NZ$120-$325. A 3-day pass for the Research Accelerator is just $79, so you’re actually paying less than you would for a single session.