This is something interesting and exciting. But I wonder whether the Uni of
Waikato will be able to do the same for all of us here. I'm sure there are
many academics at the uni here who are experts in their particular research
approach etc who could team up with their colleagues and offer a similar
programme. Perhaps this matter should be pursued further by the PGSA.
On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 6:26 PM, todd nachowitz <toddnach(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Something else to get excited about.
*Date: *October 13, 2008 6:32:48 PM GMT+13:00
*Subject: **Fwd: NZSSN Research Methods and Technology courses, 2009*
I am writing to advise you that the New Zealand Social Statistics Network
(NZSSN) is offering 1 four-day and 8 five-day short courses in Social
Research Methods and Technology, during the three weeks from 9th to 27th
February 2009. The courses will take place at the School of Government,
Victoria University of Wellington. BRCSS has set aside some resources
($10,000) to support postgraduate and early career researchers who wish to
take advantage of these courses. We cannot pay full costs, but will share
costs to a maximum of $1,500 for an approved registrant. Competition for
this support is likely to be intense and we would encourage people seeking
BRCSS funds to get make their applications to Marie Elliott (
m.d.elliott(a)massey.ac.nz) as soon as possible.
Can you please circulate the information below relating to these courses to
people you think might be interested in registering.
"The NZSSN summer programme is designed to cater to fundamental, changing
and emerging research strategies, and to serve a wide variety of needs for
training and professional development within the academic, public and
private sectors. Courses cater not only to researchers in the social and
political sciences, but also those in areas such as the behavioural
sciences, medical and health sciences, epidemiology, policy research,
education, economics, law, management, marketing, public relations and human
SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS AND TECHNOLOGY- SHORT COURSE 2009 SUMMER PROGRAMME
The New Zealand Social Statistics Network is offering the following short
courses at the School of Government, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of
Wellington, 9th - 27th February 2009
RESEARCH SYNTHESIS FOR POLICY AND PRACTICE: 9th - 12th February 2009 (4
David Gough, EPPI-Centre, University of London
A range of approaches to research synthesis are covered. Systematic reviews
can address a broad range of research questions, and research reviews, like
all research projects, have to be appraised for strengths and weaknesses.
INTRODUCTORY ANALYSIS OF LINKED DATA: 9th - 13th February 2009
Professor D'Arcy Holman, University of Western Australia
A course in the theory and practice of analysis of large sets of linked
administrative data, mainly in the health area but with applications
throughout the social sciences. Provides theoretical grounding and hands-on
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH TECHNIQUES: 9th - 13th February 2009
Dr Delwyn Goodrick, Program Evaluation Consultant
An introductory course consisting of lectures and practical workshops,
designed for those with no background in research or with no previous
experience with qualitative techniques of data collection and analysis. Week
Two INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS: 16th - 20th February 2009 Dr Stephanie
Budgett, Department of Statistics, The University of Auckland An
introductory course in statistical techniques with an emphasis on those
applicable to the social sciences, focusing on concepts rather than
USING MIXED METHODS IN RESEARCH AND PROGRAM EVALUATION: 16th - 20th
Dr Delwyn Goodrick, Program Evaluation Consultant Dr Gordon Emmerson,
Victoria University of Technology, Australia
An introductory course intended for current and emerging researchers who
want to know more about using both qualitative and quantitative methods in
their research activities.
DATA ANALYSIS IN SPSS: 16th - 20th February 2009
Associate Professor Brian Phillips, Swinburne University of Technology
This course provides the beginner in quantitative data analysis with the
basic requirements for analysis in an SPSS computing environment, focusing
on the analysis of survey, administrative and/or census data. Week Three
MIXED METHODS: FROM ANALYSIS TO PUBLICATION: 23rd - 27th February 2009 Dr
Delwyn Goodrick, Program Evaluation Consultant Dr Gordon Emmerson, Victoria
University of Technology, Australia Planning, execution and analysis are
essential in conducting mixed methods research. Afterwards, the next
important step is to take the data and develop an integrated presentation
where findings are clear and key claims illuminated.
INTERMEDIATE STATISTICS: 23rd - 27th February 2009
Andrew Balemi, Department of Statistics, The University of Auckland
An introduction to the statistical computing package R, a review of the
concepts of statistical inference from Introduction to Statistics, and case
studies in statistics.
INTRODUCTION TO NVIVO: 23rd - 27th February 2009
Dr Leonie Daws, Principal Consultant, Kihi Consultancies
A course designed for those familiar with qualitative research approaches
and interested in using NVivo to assist with qualitative data analysis. The
focus is on learning the NVivo data analysis toolkit through hands-on
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR TO ENROL, PLEASE VISIT: www.nzssn.org.nz
Professor Richard Bedford QSO, FRSNZ
Director, Population Studies Centre
University of Waikato
P.B. 3105, Hamilton
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