Freqently Asked Questions

Questions about the event? We've got the answers for you!

Definitely not! Attend as many or as few sessions 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.

At the moment this is an annual event for us so we won't be running it again in early 2022. If you're interested in the content but can't make the dates, sign-up anyway and you can watch the content on demand when it's convenient. An Event Pass (NZD$87) gives you access for two-weeks, an Extended Access Pass (NZD$163) gives you access for three-months and with a Membership Pass ($399) you'll have access for a full year.

The short answer is that they’re the same but different. The longer answer is that the event and the membership are the same in relation to the video sessions – all of the on demand videos that are offered on the event schedule are either currently available in the membership, or will available be over the next few months. The Research Accelerator membership has some extra features that the event doesn’t – there are regular Shut Up & Write groups and Bring Your Own Project sessions/individual drop-ins where you can get individualised support. The membership also has new video content added each month, so you get early access to any new courses. Which one should you do? The membership is a great option if you want ongoing support for your research and if you are the kind of learner that is quite self-disciplined i.e. you know that you’ll work through the videos in your own time. The event is a better option if you’ll work better having dates scheduled in your diary to watch the videos, and if you want the experience of attending an event i.e. working through the material at the same time as a wider group of learners. If both of these options suit you, we’re offering a ‘Membership Pass’ which gives you access to both the event and the membership (for 12 months). The early-bird pricing for this is $339 which is great value for money.

Absolutely – we’d love for you to join us! Live sessions are scheduled at times that we hope will suit a variety of 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.

All live sessions are recorded and 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).

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 each live session or access the videos on-demand at a time convenient to you.

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 10am and 4pm NZDT, 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 two ways to ask questions during the event. Either post your question in our online platform (you'll receive your login for this nearer the time) or attend one of the scheduled group Q&A sessions. 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 (you can then watch the recording at a later time).

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 you're interested in learning about data analysis and writing, you're more than welcome to attend! If you’re not sure whether the event will be suitable, please contact us to discuss.

All content 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 for the 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. Our event pass is exceptionally good value for money. A single online training course with us is usually priced at NZ$120–$320. The Event Pass is just $89, so you’re actually paying less than you would for a single course.

There are free versions of almost all of the applications we’ll be discussing on Day 5 – nearer the event we’ll be in touch with details of how you can access them if you’re interested in these sessions.

You’re more than welcome to sign up for any of the masterclasses without attending the main event. There are prerequisites for all four of the masterclasses however, and it’s important that you have the required experience or you will find the content difficult to follow. Our five day event is a great way to get the necessary prerequisites and we would highly recommend attending this. If you’re unsure whether you have the necessary prerequisites please contact us to discuss.