Training


We provide online and face-to-face courses in research skills and software, to researchers of all experience levels. Our training will enable you to work smarter, and help you produce an outstanding piece of research that will impress your examiners and peer reviewers. Courses are taught by experienced researchers – we don’t just teach research, we’re actively engaged in the process ourselves and understand the challenges involved.

Our online courses are presented live and you can ask questions in real time. You don’t need any special software to attend – just click a link and you’ll be in the course. Face-to-face courses are held in our Auckland office – maximum class size is five participants, so there’s lots of individual attention. Any course can also be customised for your organisation or research team – contact us to discuss your requirements.

Can’t make the course date(s)? We can arrange individual tuition, or you can purchase a recording of a previous session to watch at your convenience. We’d like to make it as easy as possible for you to upskill in the areas you need – just let us know what we can do to help!

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Course Level Location Cost Date(s) (NZT) Preview
Free webinars
NVivo 11: Know What You Don't Know Intermediate Online (Live) Free REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Organising Ideas: Tips and Tricks for Researchers Beginner Online (Live) Free REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Is NVivo for You? A Brief Tour Beginner Online (Live) Free THU 3 MAY
PG Tips: Managing the Thesis Process Beginner Online (Live) Free THU 1 MAR
Ten Time-Saving Features in Microsoft Word Intermediate Online (Live) Free REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
NVivo courses
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Online (Live) $299 BEGINS WED 4 JUL
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Auckland $345 TUE 22 MAY
NVivo Intermediate Intermediate Auckland $345 WED 27 JUN
Become an NVivo Coding Ninja Intermediate Online (Live) $92 WED 21 FEBTHU 12 JUL
NVivo Classifications and Queries Intermediate Online (Live) $92 THU 22 FEBFRI 13 JUL
NVivo Visualizations Intermediate Online (Live) $92 FRI 4 MAY
NVivo for Literature Reviews Intermediate Online (Live) $92 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
NVivo Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $575 FRI 7 DEC
Other software courses
SPSS Made Easy Beginner Online (Live) $92 TUE 13 FEB
SPSS Core Skills Beginner Online (Live) $299 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Managing Long Documents in Microsoft Word Intermediate Online (Live) $92 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Research skills courses
Analysing Qualitative Data Beginner Online (Live) $92 THU 15 FEBFRI 1 JUN
Statistical Testing for Beginners Beginner Online (Live) $299 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Writing up Qualitative Research Beginner Online (Live) $92 THU 15 FEBFRI 8 JUN
Qualitative Data Analysis Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $575 FRI 29 JUNWED 5 DEC
Course Level Location Cost Date(s) (NZT) Preview
NVivo courses
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Online (Live) $299 BEGINS WED 4 JUL
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Auckland $345 TUE 22 MAY
NVivo Intermediate Intermediate Auckland $345 WED 27 JUN
Become an NVivo Coding Ninja Intermediate Online (Live) $92 WED 21 FEBTHU 12 JUL
NVivo Classifications and Queries Intermediate Online (Live) $92 THU 22 FEBFRI 13 JUL
NVivo Visualizations Intermediate Online (Live) $92 FRI 4 MAY
NVivo for Literature Reviews Intermediate Online (Live) $92 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
NVivo Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $575 FRI 7 DEC
Course Level Location Cost Date(s) (NZT) Preview
Other software courses
SPSS Made Easy Beginner Online (Live) $92 TUE 13 FEB
SPSS Core Skills Beginner Online (Live) $299 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Managing Long Documents in Microsoft Word Intermediate Online (Live) $92 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Course Level Location Cost Date(s) (NZT) Preview
Research skills courses
Analysing Qualitative Data Beginner Online (Live) $92 THU 15 FEBFRI 1 JUN
Statistical Testing for Beginners Beginner Online (Live) $299 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Writing up Qualitative Research Beginner Online (Live) $92 THU 15 FEBFRI 8 JUN
Qualitative Data Analysis Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $575 FRI 29 JUNWED 5 DEC
Course Level Location Cost Date(s) (NZT) Preview
Free webinars
NVivo 11: Know What You Don't Know Intermediate Online (Live) Free REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Organising Ideas: Tips and Tricks for Researchers Beginner Online (Live) Free REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Is NVivo for You? A Brief Tour Beginner Online (Live) Free THU 3 MAY
PG Tips: Managing the Thesis Process Beginner Online (Live) Free THU 1 MAR
Ten Time-Saving Features in Microsoft Word Intermediate Online (Live) Free REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Frequently asked questions

You can pay either by credit card or via invoice. If paying online with a credit card, your place will be confirmed instantly and you’ll be emailed a GST receipt once the transaction completes. If you choose to pay by invoice, our system will email you an invoice that you can pay by internet banking or purchase order (your place will only be confirmed once payment has been received).

We’ve been asked this so many times we’ve written a blog post on the topic to help you understand it better.

No special equipment is required to attend our courses, but you will need a stable internet connection. If you’re in an open plan office you might like to wear headphones, and if you’re attending one of our software courses then having dual monitors can be helpful (but isn’t a requirement). On the day, simply click your unique link to attend (this will have been emailed through to you beforehand) and this will connect you to the session.

Any of our training courses can be run as a one-on-one session – this can be arranged at a time convenient to you, either face-to-face or online. Contact us to discuss this further. Alternatively, if it’s an online training course you’re interested in, we sell recordings of previous sessions – please contact us if you would like to purchase a recording.

Our face-to-face training is held in our Auckland CBD office – Level 2, Southern Cross Building, 59 High Street. The best car parking option is Victoria Street Car Park (immediately opposite our building), and Britomart is just a 10-minute walk away if you’re arriving by bus or train.

Note that if you’ve enrolled in a face-to-face training course through your University, you will need to contact them directly for venue details.

Researchers at all stages of the research process, from novice researchers through to those with experience who need to learn a new skill for a specific project. Course attendees are from a wide range of disciplines, and while many of those we work with are from academic backgrounds, we also assist corporate and public sector researchers.

Absolutely! Any of our training courses can be customised to your research team, department, or postgraduate students. Whether you’re wanting a one-off course or a series of courses to increase the research capacity within your organisation, we’re more than happy to discuss your needs and recommend a suitable programme. Contact us for further information.

Cancellations or postponements must be notified at least two working days prior to the day of the course. Refunds will incur an administration charge of $50. Cancellations received within two working days will not be refunded. You are welcome to send a colleague in your place if you are no longer able to attend.