NZSSN assists in the development of quantitative social science research in the academic, government, and private sectors. NZSSN's intent and activities are based on those of Australia's ACSPRI. Our core business is the running of short courses in social science research methods. 

Our next planned programmes of courses are planned for November 2017 in Wellington and February 2018 in Auckland. We have a new enrolment and payment system through the University of Auckland! The courses we have on offer are listed below. Click on a course for more information and to enrol.

As ever, we rely on enrolment numbers to actually run courses, so these may not end up going ahead. Please enrol early so that we know the position we are in.

And for enquiries on anything related to NZSSN, please email



Wellington 2017 dates

Auckland 2018 dates    

Introduction to Statistics 20–24 November 12–16 February
Applied Statistical Procedures 20–24 November  19–23 February 
Programme Evaluation: Supporting Evidence-Informed Practice 22–24 November  19–21 February 
Questionnaire Design 27–29 November  19–21 February 
Introduction to R 23–24 November  15–16 February 
Qualitative Research Techniques 27 November – 1 December  12–16 February 
SPSS for Researchers 27–29 November  12–14 February 
Structural Equation Models using Amos 27–30 November   
Mixed Methods in Social Research 27 November – 1 December  12–16 February 
Q Methodology   19–21 February 
Introduction to Stata   1923 February 
Introduction to Social Network Analysis   19–22 February 
Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling with Mplus   12–13 February 
Multiple-Group Analysis and Measurement Invariance   14 February 
Mediation, Moderation, and Moderated Mediation with SEM   15 February 
Multi-Level Analysis with Structural Equation Modelling   16 February 
Longitudinal Studies and Latent Variable Growth Curve Modelling   19 February
VHIN Introduction to Health Research in the IDI   16 February