The New Zealand Social Statistics Network (NZSSN) assists in developing social science research in the academic, government, and private sectors, following the model of the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI).

NZSSN has been running short course programmes covering social research methods and statistics, each year since 2005. We currently aim for a programme in Wellington each November and a programme in Auckland each February. Courses involving statistical software are now running online only, to avoid licensing issues; other courses are running in person only. We currently have no plans to introduce a hybrid model for courses.

Courses run based on there being sufficient enrolments; please see the details of which courses are confirmed to be running in our upcoming course programme, and its fee structure, below. If you want to be kept informed about NZSSN's activities, please email nzssncourses@auckland.ac.nz.

NZSSN's activities are administered through COMPASS Research Centre at the University of Auckland, but please note that courses carry no university accreditation. Enrolments are managed by the University's Public Programmes.

NZSSN November 2023 Programme in Wellington

Course Dates Fees
Qualitative Research: Designing,
doing, and getting it done
(5 days in person)
Mon 20 Nov

Fri 24 Nov

Student: $1,300

Full: $2,600

Mixed Methods in Social Research
Mon 20 Nov

Fri 24 Nov

Student: $1,300

Full: $2,600

Introduction to SQL
(4 days online)
Mon 27 Nov

Thu 30 Nov

Student: $750

Full: $1,500

VHIN Introduction to Research
in the IDI
(1 day in person)
Fri 1 Dec

Student: $250

Full: $500

Programme Evaluation: Supporting
Evidence-Informed Practice
(3 days in person)
Mon 27 Nov

Wed 29 Nov

Student: $775

Full: $1,550

Applied Statistical Procedures
Mon 27 Nov

Fri 1 Dec

Student: $950

Full: $1,900