Research Accelerator 2021

Join us for our virtual event

1–7 December

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!

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Who Should Attend?

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

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.

Research teams

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

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.

Thesis supervisors

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
  1. 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).
  2. Nearer the event date you'll receive your login to the online platform we'll be using.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
What You'll Receive

50+ hours of live and recorded video

PDF training manuals and slides

Quizzes to revise and test your knowledge

Access to a members-only community

Exercise files to practice your learning
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Why You Should Attend

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!

Unsure about registering? Read our event FAQs.

You can also attend one of our free pre-event webinars to see if our content is a good fit for you!
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Your Lead Facilitator – Dr Lyn Lavery
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...
Early Bird Pricing

Our Research Accelerator gives you NZD$3,000 worth of training, at a value-for-money price.

Pay by November 5th 2021 = 15% discount

15% OFF
Event Pass
$87.00
$74.00
Our budget-friendly option gives you access to all content from December 1–7, plus an additional week of on-demand access to catch-up on anything you've missed.
Access event content until
December 14th, 2021
15% OFF
Extended Access Pass
$163.00
$139.00
Perfect for researchers who know they'll be caught up in the pre-Christmas rush. Receive access during the event itself (December 1–7), plus you'll have access over the summer to binge-watch what you've missed.
Access event content until
February 28th, 2022
15% OFF
Membership Pass
$399.00
$339.00
Our Membership Pass is the best value for money! Receive 12 months access to all event content PLUS ongoing support for your research through our Research Accelerator membership – attend regular live sessions throughout the year and receive first access to new content each month.
Access event content until
December 1st, 2022