Qualitative Boot Camp

Our Qualitative Boot Camp is your opportunity to make some serious progress on your qualitative writing or data analysis! This boot camp is ideal for researchers who are struggling with a piece of data analysis or writing, and who would like help to move forward. The Boot Camp is a little different to our usual courses in that it’s customised to what you need and designed to fit around busy lives. You don’t need to attend at a set time and can work through the material when you have the chance – whether that’s normal working hours or midnight once the rest of the household has gone to bed!

A key aspect of the Qualitative Boot Camp is support from our Director, Lyn Lavery. Once you’re registered, Lyn will arrange a 15 minute meeting to find out about your research and level of experience. She’ll then send a customised plan for you for the four weeks – this will include some specific tasks to complete, readings in areas you need specific assistance with, and possibly some video courses to watch. After the initial meeting, you’ll then have an opportunity to book an additional two hours of one-on-one coaching time with Lyn over the four-week period (these can be booked in 30- or 60-minute blocks on an as-needed basis).

You’ll also have access to our Research Accelerator membership over the four weeks. Join our regular ‘Shut Up & Research’ sessions to ensure accountability and connect with other researchers. There’s also an extensive course library which has over 60 hours of self-paced videos covering qualitative analysis, writing and NVivo.

Registering for the Qualitative Boot Camp gives you access to the following:

  • Two hours of individual coaching with Lyn via Zoom (plus the initial 15-minute meeting).
  • Four weeks access to the Research Accelerator membership.
  • Weekly check-ins via email.

Who is the course for?


The Qualitative Boot Camp is ideal for researchers who are struggling with a piece of data analysis or writing, who would like a helping hand to move forward. The content is designed to be flexible, so the boot camp is appropriate for researchers with any level of experience with qualitative research. To make the most of the boot camp you’ll need to have a current piece of qualitative analysis or writing, as this will allow you to put your learning immediately into practice.

About Lyn


Lyn LaveryLyn has taught research methods and data analysis in New Zealand universities for over 20 years. She is an NVivo Platinum Certified Trainer and has previously trained for SPSS NZ, so is confident working across quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods projects. Lyn has a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Auckland.

The fine print


  • The two hours individual training with Lyn must be used within the four-week period of the course.
  • Make sure you give Lyn a bit of a heads up as to when you’d like to meet (ideally meetings will be booked a week ahead of time, but times may be available on short notice).
  • At least 24 hours' notice must be provided for cancellation/postponement of appointments.
  • Need more time over the four weeks? No problem – additional time with Lyn can be purchased at the regular rate of NZ$209 per hour (GST inclusive).


Course registration


Location Price
Monday 29 August - Sunday 25 September (NZST) Online $ 449.00
Location Price
Monday 17 October - Sunday 13 November (NZST) Online $ 449.00