If you’re starting to feel the chill as winter approaches, why not warm yourself up by learning something new? Our 2022 Winter Webinar series is free to all interested researchers, use the links below to register. Can’t make the date and time? Register anyway, and we’ll send you a copy of the recording. If you need further training, check out our Research Accelerator membership for on-demand training and research support.

Keep Calm and Carry On Researching

For many people, research plans for 2022 haven’t quite turned out as expected. You might be behind on project timeframes, needing to rethink your research design, feeling disorganised or even a bit unmotivated (which is all perfectly understandable!). This session will discuss strategies to help you get back on track, stay organised and put your best foot forward for the remainder of 2022. We’ll discuss research planning, creating workflows, tips for finding your research “mojo”, technology tools to help stay on top of your research and more!

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022, 11am–12noon NZST

Watch the recording: https://youtu.be/5_DNcy2GBgA

NVivo from Start to Finish

NVivo has such a wide range of tools it’s easy to lose track of them all, and the bigger picture context of your research project can get lost in some of the detail. While there’s no such thing as a 'typical' NVivo project, this webinar aims to demonstrate a possible sequence of steps that you might follow if you’re using NVivo for qualitative data analysis. We’ll briefly touch on preparing and importing data, developing a coding framework and conducting basic coding, exploration via queries/visualizations, and moving from NVivo to a written product. This webinar will be perfect for both NVivo novices and experienced users of the software.

Date: Friday 29 July 2022, 11am–12noon NZST

Watch the recording: https://youtu.be/p2QKfSj6LMA

Organising Research Ideas and Information

Dealing with the ever-increasing volume of information we deal with as researchers can be overwhelming. This webinar will cover some tips and tricks for dealing with information overload and introduces some of our favourite tools for managing tasks, ideas and information. We’ll demonstrate Trello for task-management, Evernote for information management, XMind for managing ideas and Zotero for reference management.

Date: Tuesday 9 August 2022, 11am–12noon NZST

Watch the recording: https://youtu.be/tUV7lIzjxdA

Making the Most of NVivo

Unsure if you’re making the most of NVivo for your qualitative data analysis? This webinar will discuss some strategies for project set-up and coding which will ensure you maximise your use of the software. We’ll also cover the NVivo functionality that will help you avoid using the software as merely a tool for coding and retrieving. While this webinar is aimed at those with some experience of NVivo, those who are new to the software are welcome to attend.

Date: Wednesday 24 August, 11am–12noon NZST

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hIf61tJZQ8yeCeDpqB6TWA

Webinars presented by

Lyn LaveryDr Lyn Lavery 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 own PhD research focused on motivation, time management and information management with postgraduate students, so she’s pretty well placed to help you out with some tips for maximising productivity and reaching your research goals.