Research methods and strategies

Listed below are projects we have done on research methods and research strategies.

  • Designing and managing research projects (textbook)

In conjunction with University of Auckland’s Prof. David Thomas, Ian Hodges has written a guidebook for new and emerging researchers, published in 2010 by Sage UK.


Click here to find out more about the book.
Click here to download the book’s opening chapter.


  • Introduction to research for policy staff (seminars)
  • Mäori health status review (manual)
  • Organisation of government-funded social science research (evidence review, interviews, written questionnaires)
  • Developing disability research (evidence review, interviews)
  • How to categorise different types of disability (evidence review)
  • Alcohol, tobacco, drugs and gambling research strategy (evidence review, discussion groups)

Strategy Discussion Document MH&D