Need to grips with SPSS, Excel and statistics?

Quantitative Essentials is a collection of our most popular self-paced video courses covering SPSS, Excel and statistics. 

Work your way through the basics of SPSS and the theory of statistical testing before putting your learning into practice with a hands-on course that teaches you step-by-step how to run analyses in SPSS. For those of you who need to learn more about SPSS, there's a 'diving deeper' course to help you do just that.

We've also included two Excel courses – one on the basics and another with our favourite time-saving tips and tricks. To round it all off there's a course with our top tips for quantitative analysis.

If you haven't experienced our self-paced video courses before, do try them out! Training manuals are provided and there are downloadable exercise files so that you can work alongside the videos. We've also included quizzes to test your learning and you can ask questions as you go.

What you'll receive

  • Video training

    Over 8 hours of self-paced, recorded video lessons covering quantitative/statistics basics and an introduction to SPSS

  • Downloadable files

    Downloadable exercise files so you can practice your learning and follow along with the videos + PDFs of training manuals, slides and reading lists

  • Ability to ask questions

    Ask questions while you're watching the videos and we'll reply as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours)

Includes the following individual courses:

  • Statistics for Beginners

  • Quick Introduction to Statistical Testing

  • SPSS Quick Start

  • Running Analyses with SPSS

  • Diving Deeper into SPSS

  • Excel Basics

  • Excel Tips & Tricks for Researchers

  • Tips for Quantitative Analysis

What researchers say about our content...

The format of the videos was good – they were presented in small chunks with titles which made the watching easier. I found Lyn's talk very easy to follow and with the right tone and pace, very easy to listen to. I had attended few of her trainings beforehand which were also covered as part of Research Accelerator and I still watched them. This of course means I really liked the way Lyn facilitated the sessions and it was really good to refresh my knowledge. I would recommend Research Accelerator for anyone – experienced or not experienced.

Albert Kuruvila, Lecturer, University of Waikato

Great coverage of material, well packaged and structured pieces of training, very well presented. The presenter was across all types of research and an experienced researcher who talked effortlessly to many points. The style [of the videos] was comfortable – a clear speaker with an easy tone. There were very few ums, ahs and mis-cues, which greatly added to the ease of listening. I thought it reflected the experience of the presenter and her desire to provide a well finished product – which it was.

Lily Engelbrecht, PhD Candidate, Victoria University of Wellington

This was a great opportunity. It has been the ability to go back over the information (especially in those areas that were especially relevant, or where I found it tricky) that has been exceptionally useful to me. As I am more at the start of my PhD journey, I am feeling so much more confident about some of the qual and quant approaches.

Joanne van Wyk, PhD Candidate, Massey University

About the facilitator

Lyn Lavery has taught research methods and data analysis in New Zealand universities for over 20 years. She is an NVivo Platinum Certified Trainer and has previously trained for SPSS NZ, so is confident working across quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods projects. Lyn's PhD from the University of Auckland is in educational psychology, specifically self-regulated learning. Her love of teaching and education, alongside her flexible teaching style and engaging sense of humour, contribute to her outstanding reputation as a training facilitator.