SPEaR Linkages awards 2005
Awards for Linkages rounds 6, 7 and 8 are:
Research Methods Workshops
"Using Mixed Methods in Research and Programme Evaluation" workshop, 13–17 February 2006, to be hosted by and held at the University of Auckland.
"Provide Greater Understanding of What Works in Terms of Research Practice and Utilisation for Social Work" workshop, to be run two-monthly from December 2005 to February 2007, venues to be confirmed, hosted by Massey University, Auckland.
"Motu Policy Seminar Series", to be held monthly, venues to be confirmed, hosted by Motu: Economic and Public Policy Trust, Wellington.
"Key Statistics – Unlocking New Zealand’s Potential", 25–27 October 2005, at Te Papa, and hosted by Statistics New Zealand, Wellington.
"New Zealand Definition of ‘Asian’", 29 July 2005, hosted by the School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Tamaki Campus.
"Pacific Health Research Fono", 9–10 June 2005, held in Auckland and hosted by the Health Research Council, Wellington.
"Towards 2020: Challenges for the Social Science Community", 26 May 2005, hosted by the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington.
"Issues in Cross-cultural Research: Introduction to Multi-dimensional Scaling (MDS) Analyses for Cross-cultural Research", 30–31 March 2005, held at Victoria University of Wellington and hosted by the Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington.
"Separation, Segregation or Mixing: Housing Issues for Young Female Offenders in New Zealand", Sophie Goldingay, Masters scholarship grantee, University of Canterbury.
"An Evaluation of Four Community Service Organisations in Tai Tokerau (Northland)", Christine Darkin, PhD scholarship grantee, Auckland University of Technology.
Visiting Speaker Awards
"Social Simulation – A New Technique for Social Research and Social Policy Development", 21 February 2006 at the University of Auckland and 24 February 2006 at Statistics New Zealand, hosting visiting speaker, Professor Nigel Gilbert, from the University of Surrey.
"Reconciling Work and Family: An International Policy Perspective", 20–21 April 2006. Victoria University of Wellington. Hosting visiting speaker, Janet Gornick, from City University of New York.
"Achieving Social Outcomes: Design, Delivery and Impact of Policy", 18 November–5 December 2005, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Massey University, Palmerston North, hosting visiting speaker, Marilyn Taylor, from the University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom.
Seminar Series 13–18 April 2005, Motu: Economic and Public Policy Research Trust, hosting visiting speaker, Professor Shelly Lundberg, from the University of Washington.]
Social Policy Research Awards
A comparison on kinship care and foster care outcomes, a three-month research project by Philippa Wells, hosted by Department of Child, Youth and Family Services, Wellington.
"When the Going Gets Tough: What Happens to Worn-out Workers?" A twelve-month research project by Hazel Armstrong and Rob Laurs, hosted by the School of Social and Cultural Studies, Massey University Albany.
"An Assessment of the Importance of Population Size for Primary Health Care Organisations", visiting speaker Judith Smith, University of Birmingham, in New Zealand from 12 February to 18 March 2005, hosted by the Health Services Research Centre, Wellington.