We know you're busy and that research funds are limited, so we're offering a time-efficient and cost-effective way for you to access the training you need. This isn't a traditional training course – we've designed something a little out of the ordinary for the "new normal" we now find ourselves in.
The idea is that the event is super-flexible – you can create your own professional development programme from the content on offer. Think of Research Accelerator like an academic conference, where you can pick and
choose the sessions that you're interested in – there's a mix of live and recorded video sessions that you can watch whenever is convenient.
We’ve made it stress-free to access the content – all videos, training notes, exercise files, the members-only community, Q&A and links to live sessions will be hosted on a single online platform. If you're too busy to attend the 5 day event, no problem – there are two extended access options so you can binge watch the material over the summer!
Whether you’re new to data analysis and interested in learning the basics, or a more experienced researcher looking for ideas to improve the quality and efficiency of your research, Research Accelerator has something to offer you!
Postgraduate students who need to analyse data or complete a literature review as part of their thesis research. Attend the ‘Beginners’ sessions if you’re new to data analysis, or the ‘Intermediate’ sessions if you’re further down your research path. Note that this event is not suitable for students who are brand new to research – a basic understanding of research methods and data collection techniques is assumed.
Early career researchers
Early career researchers who are looking for tools and techniques to help analyse data and write-up their current and upcoming projects. Attend the ‘Beginners’ sessions if you’re new to data analysis, or the ‘Intermediate’ sessions if you’re further down your research path.
Working in a research team is much more effective if everyone is on the same page regarding the software and methods you'll be using. Research Accelerator is a cost-effective way to provide PD to your research team – you can even attend the morning webinars together!
Summer students are often thrown in the deep end when it comes to data analysis and writing. Research Accelerator provides a cost effective way for you to get up to speed, saving on supervision time. The 'Beginners' track is perfect for this particular group of novice researchers. Note that this programme does not cover basic research skills, so it is not suitable for students who are brand new to research – a basic understanding of research methods and data collection techniques is assumed.
If you're looking for ways to better support your postgraduate students, Research Accelerator is a great way to get up to speed with the latest in research software and methods. You might even pick up a few useful tips and tricks for your own research.
How It Works
Sign up for a pass of your choice, depending on the level of access you require. Choose from an Event Pass (2 weeks), an Extended Access Pass (3 months) or a Membership Pass (1 year).
Nearer the event date you'll receive your login to the online platform we'll be using.
Decide what sessions you want to attend – keep in mind that not all sessions will be relevant to your research – think of Research Accelerator like an academic conference, where you can pick and choose the sessions that you're interested in. You'll also need to decide if you'll complete the live and on-demand sessions on the day itself, or at a later stage.
Each morning of the event you’ll receive an email outlining what’s on that day, along with helpful hints for making the most of the material. There are live sessions at 10am and 4pm NZDT and additional sessions can be selected from the on-demand content.
Log into your account to access the content – everything will be hosted within a single platform including links to live sessions, the courses themselves, training materials and exercise files.
If you have questions about the material, you can post these online or alternatively you can come along to one of the live group Q&A.
Your project deadlines are fast approaching. You need to learn skills quickly, and don't have time to scroll through endless YouTube videos.
With Research Accelerator you can customise your own programme to get exactly what you need. You can even ask questions when you're stuck – all at a time convenient to you and at a price tag you can afford.
We're experts at what we do – we've been teaching research and data analysis for 20+ years.
Our students love our down to earth approach, and the numerous practical tips we share in our sessions. Our aim for this event is to leave you feeling inspired, motivated and well-equipped with the skills you need to move your research forward.
Everyone learns differently. Research Accelerator provides you with a range of learning formats that you can work through at your own time and pace.
If you learn best by connecting with others, attend our live events and participate in our members-only community. If you prefer to learn solo, that's okay too – no pressure!
Lyn 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. Her love of teaching and education, alongside her flexible teaching style and engaging sense of humour, contribute to an outstanding reputation as a training facilitator.
What Previous Attendees Say...
The Live Q&A sessions were the perfect blend of providing clear answers and suggestions on what to watch next, either as a refresher or advancement. Having focused Q&A time let you cement the learning and apply it to your own project, adding the social element to learning online. With the impressive range of content, it was clear that Lyn knew the courses inside out and let her knowledge of both the content and how to apply it to different research contexts shine through. I always left the Q&A sessions energised, focused, and ready to take on the next task.
Yvonne WoodSFHEA, Auckland University of Technology
The format of the videos was good – they were presented in small chunks with titles which made the watching easier. For example, there was a session on statistical testing and if I only wanted to watch material related to correlation, I could quickly jump into that part (the ability to control the speed was also a really good thing). I found Lyn's talk very easy to follow and with the right tone and pace, very easy to listen to. I had attended few of her trainings beforehand which were also covered as part of Research Accelerator and I still watched them. This of course means I really liked the way Lyn facilitated the sessions and it was really good to refresh my knowledge. I would recommend Research Accelerator for anyone – experienced or not experienced.
Albert KuruvilaLecturer, University of Waikato
Great coverage of material, well packaged and structured pieces of training, very well presented. The presenter was across all types of research and an experienced researcher who talked effortlessly to many points. The style [of the videos] was comfortable – a clear speaker with an easy tone. There were very few ums, ahs and mis-cues, which greatly added to the ease of listening. I thought it reflected the experience of the presenter and her desire to provide a well finished product – which it was.
Lily EngelbrechtPhD Candidate, Victoria University of Wellington
This was a great opportunity. It has been the ability to go back over the information (especially in those areas that were especially relevant, or where I found it tricky) that has been exceptionally useful to me. As I am more at the start of my PhD journey, I am feeling so much more confident about the use of NVivo as well as a better understanding of some of the qual and quant approaches.
Joanne van WykPhD Candidate, Massey University
Research Accelerator provides an excellent introduction to NVivo for novices and is a great opportunity for others to refresh and upgrade their NVivo skill set. The videos were great and I am glad they were split into smaller chunks. Lyn is very organized and extremely knowledgeable about NVivo. She has a knack for simplifying complex features into simple bites with handy manuals for reference.
Sashi AthotaPhD Candidate, Victoria University of Wellington
Early Bird Pricing
Our Research Accelerator gives you NZD$3,000 worth of training, at a value-for-money price.