Research Advice


Meeting with one of our expert researchers can save you significant time and ensure you produce rigorous, high quality research. Our experienced staff can advise researchers and research teams on all stages of the research process – from helping with initial design, providing advice on analysing and reporting, through to publishing.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with data, don’t know how to structure your thesis, experiencing problems juggling research with work/family life, or don’t know how to present your results, get in touch with us and we’ll let you know how we can help. Are you struggling with research software? We have specialised expertise in a range of research applications and can assist with:

  • NVivo
  • SPSS
  • Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley/RefWorks
  • Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint
  • SurveyMonkey/Qualtrics
  • Trello
  • Evernote

We also offer research advice as part of our Thesis Boot Camp, where as part of the programme you’ll receive 3 hours of personalised assistance (a saving of $70). If you’d prefer assistance on hand and as you need it, our Bring Your own Project Days are a great way to make some serious progress on your research while receiving individual assistance.

Frequently asked questions

Step 1
Get in touch via email or phone and tell us what you need help with.
Step 2
We’ll arrange a time, let you know the cost, and any other relevant information.
Step 3
We can either meet online or at our office.
Step 4
We’ll email you an invoice.

We can either meet online or at our office. We use Zoom for online meetings and will send our meeting room link when we confirm the appointment. If you’d prefer to come into our office, location and parking details can be found here.

Our prices for a standard 1 hour individual consultation as of 24 November 2020 are:

Academic/NGO$190 NZD
Commercial$275 NZD

We accept all major credit cards and direct bank deposit. We’re also approved suppliers for the majority of New Zealand tertiary providers and can invoice your institution directly.

As active researchers ourselves we’re aware of the importance of confidentiality and can sign a confidentiality agreement for your project.

Online meetings are automatically recorded, and you’ll be sent a link to the recording along with your invoice. You are welcome to bring a recording device with you to our office.

We would encourage you to let them know that you’re coming to see us. Many students we work with have been recommended to us by their supervisors and you’re welcome to bring your supervisor(s) with you if this would be helpful – we don’t charge extra for this and would welcome their input into the session.