The New Zealand Social Statistics Network 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's core business is the running of short courses in social science research methods, and our next planned programmes of courses are in November 2018 in Wellington, and February 2019 in Auckland. Please see the planned courses below along with the dates when we plan to offer them. Click the link for any course for much more information on it!

For enquiries on anything related to NZSSN, please email


Wellington 2018 Auckland 2019
Qualitative Research Techniques 19–23 November 18–22 February
Applied Statistical Procedures 19–23 November 18–22 February
SPSS for Researchers 19–21 November 18–20 February
Questionnaire Design 19–21 November 18–20 February
Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling with Mplus 22–23 November 20–21 February
Multiple-Group Analysis and Measurement Invariance   22 February
Mediation, Moderation, and Moderated Mediation with SEM   25 February
Multi-Level Analysis with Structural Equation Modelling   26 February
Longitudinal Studies and Latent Variable Growth Curve Modelling   27 February
Mixed Methods in Social Research 26–30 November 25 February – 1 March
Programme Evaluation: Supporting Evidence-Informed Practice 26–28 November 25–28 February
VHIN Introduction to Health Research in the IDI 26 November 25 February
Introduction to SQL 27–28 November 26–27 February
Introduction to R 29–30 November 28 February – 1 March