Training


We provide training in research skills and software to researchers of all experience levels. Our training will enable you to work smarter, and help you produce an outstanding piece of research that will impress your examiners and peer reviewers. Courses are taught by experienced researchers – we don’t just teach research, we’re actively engaged in the process ourselves and understand the challenges involved.

Our current training schedule can be viewed below. Note that the majority of our live online and face-to-face courses are on hold until there is more certainty regarding alert levels in 2021 – you’re welcome to register your interest for these. That doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on our training however – all of our most popular training content is now available on-demand as part of our new Research Accelerator membership. We’re offering this as a cost-effective and time-efficient way for you access the training you need – there are multiple ways to ask questions about the content, regular live sessions for members, and full training notes and exercise files are provided.

We’re also happy to run any of our courses specifically for your organisation/research team or can arrange an appointment with you to take you through the content of a training course on an individual basis – contact us to discuss your requirements. We’d like to make it as easy as possible for you to upskill in the areas you need – just let us know what we can do to help!

Course Level Location Cost Date(s) (NZT)
Free Webinars
Data Analysis Tips Online Free THU 10 JUN
Productivity Tips for Researchers Online Free TUE 29 JUN
NVivo From Start to Finish Online Free WED 14 JUL
SPSS Tips and Tricks Online Free TUE 27 JUL
NVivo for Literature Reviews Online Free FRI 13 AUG
Your Research Writing Toolkit Online Free TUE 31 AUG
Research Coaching
Thesis Boot Camp Master's/PhD students Auckland/Online $499 MON 12 APR MON 31 MAY
Bring Your Own Project Day Academic Researchers Auckland $375 TUE 4 MAY WED 23 JUN THU 12 AUG
NVivo Courses
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Auckland/Online $375 REGISTER INTEREST
NVivo Intermediate Intermediate Auckland/Online $375 REGISTER INTEREST
Virtual NVivo Coding Masterclass Intermediate Online $320 REGISTER INTEREST
NVivo Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 REGISTER INTEREST
Research Skills Courses
Statistical Testing with SPSS Beginner Online $320 REGISTER INTEREST
Analysing Qualitative Data Beginner Online $120 REGISTER INTEREST
Writing up Qualitative Research Beginner Online $120 REGISTER INTEREST
Qualitative Data Analysis Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 REGISTER INTEREST
Writing Qualitatively: A Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 REGISTER INTEREST

Frequently asked questions

You can pay either by credit card or via invoice. If paying online with a credit card, your place will be confirmed instantly and you’ll be emailed a GST receipt once the transaction completes. If you choose to pay by invoice, you'll be sent an invoice by email that you can pay by internet banking (your place will only be confirmed once payment has been received).

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, the majority of our training courses are offered on-demand as part of our Research Accelerator membership – this may be a more convenient way for you to learn the material.

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. 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.