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Archive for August, 2013

Talking with Geoff Nauer

On July 30, 2013, at the He Manawa Whenua conference, Geoffry Nauer talked to Fiona Cram about his background – personal and research – and also about a recent evaluation


Pacific Families, Disability, and Whānau Ora Research #2

“Pacific disabled peoples and their families can live in their home and take part in their community in the same way other New Zealanders do” (Vision, Faiva Ora, Ministry of


Te Huarahi o te Ora

Rachel Selby and Alex Barnes have authored Māori mentoring and pathways to wellbeing: Te Huarahi o te Ora (published by Te Tākupu, Te Wānanga o Raukawa, 2013, $20). “This book


The Pukapuka Hauora Asthma Study

The methodology for an asthma study with Māori whānau was recently published in BMC Public Health. The Kaupapa Māori research by Bernadette Jones, Tristram Ingham, Fiona Cram, Sarah Dean and


Pacific Families, Disability, and Whānau Ora Research #1

“Independence is particularly important for Pacific people with disabilities, who, while valuing their important relationships with family caregivers, also want to be able to participate independently in society” (Ministry of


Now Live : Social well-being in New Zealand – Insights from the General Social Survey 2012

Click on the links below to access the New Zealand General Social Survey: 2012; Information and media releases, our new interactive web tool, poster and brochure:

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Method or methodology, what’s the difference?

In my fifth writer’s toolkit post I set out a plan for writing an introduction for a research report after initially developing my abstract to both guide and focus my


Indigenous Pathways into Social Research


“A new generation of indigenous researchers is taking its place in the world of social research in increasing numbers. These scholars provide new insights into communities under the research gaze


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