Research evidence

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12 May 2017
This report is part of the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study and was prepared by the University of Auckland. It focuses on the children from the study as they get ready to start school. The biggest shift for most children is that they now attend early childhood education, and most are...
Document type: Report
Size: 1.83 MB
15 May 2017
At the request of the Minister for Social Development, Superu commissioned research on the importance of resilience in helping children and adults respond to adversity. Our research specifically looks at how many at-risk children go on to achieve good employment and education outcomes, and...
Document type: Report
Size: 1.39 MB
15 May 2017
At the request of the Minister for Social Development, Superu commissioned research on the importance of resilience in helping children and adults respond to adversity. Our research specifically looks at how many at-risk children go on to achieve good employment and education outcomes, and...
Document type: Research Summary
Size: 260.78 KB
19 May 2015
The Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) is leading an evaluation of the Youth Mental Health Project (YMHP). Initiated in April 2012, the YMHP consists of 26 initiatives focused on 12- to 19-year-olds. The initiatives aim to prevent mental health problems, increase resilience, and...
Document type: Research Summary
Size: 111.83 KB
3 Apr 2017
This publication summarises the research report Subjective whānau wellbeing in Te Kupenga, which was the first national survey of Māori wellbeing undertaken by Statistics New Zealand following the 2013 Census. It focuses on two key questions: How well do Māori think their whānau are doing? What are...
Document type: Research Summary
Size: 766.9 KB
3 Apr 2017
This report addresses a substantial gap in the quantitative evidence base about whānau wellbeing. It is also the first report to undertake a detailed analysis of self-assessed whānau wellbeing in Te Kupenga, the survey of Māori wellbeing undertaken by Statistics New Zealand following the 2013...
Document type: Report
Size: 5.97 MB
4 May 2017
This report identifies the critical factors that helped and hindered the evaluations of the Barnardos and Pillars programmes, as well as the systems and skills organisations should ideally have in place before undertaking a process or outcomes evaluation. 
Document type: Report
Size: 1.47 MB
4 May 2017
This case study details the outcomes evaluation undertaken with Barnardos in Whangarei on its in-home parenting programme. The evaluation focused on how well the programme met its objectives in changing clients’ lives for the better (ie effectiveness).
Document type: Report
Size: 2.15 MB
4 May 2017
This case study explains the process evaluation undertaken with Pillars in Christchurch on their mentoring programme for children with a caregiver in prison. The purpose was to assess how well the programme worked for its clients (ie efficiency).
Document type: Report
Size: 1.73 MB
3 May 2017
At a Glance: Spotlight on youth less well-served focuses on those groups of youth who were identified as not having their needs as well met. These include LGBT youth, youth with disabilities, youth at schools without YMHP services, and young people who had experienced major life traumas. Youth...
Document type: Fact Sheet
Size: 600.06 KB
Last update: 25 May 2017