The Hub is your one-stop-shop for New Zealand social science government research. And it’s just hit 6,300 pieces of research from 54 government agencies which you can search and use as much as you like, for free.
It covers topics such as education, health and wellbeing, crime and justice, economy, families, children and young people. You can use it to find out what works and what the evidence says when you’re developing or evaluating policies, programmes and services. Research on The Hub goes as far back as 2001 and more is being added all the time.
You’ll also find research here that’s no longer available anywhere else, such as publications from the former Department of Labour.
So, what’s included on The Hub?
The Hub contains social science research which has been undertaken, commissioned or at least partly funded by central government in New Zealand. When we refer to 'social science research' we mean the study of human action and interaction which has been done in a systematic way, and may include qualitative and quantitative research.
The Hub includes research from:
- public sector departments, such as the Ministry of Education
- NZ Police
- crown entities, such as a district health board
- autonomous crown entities, such as Superu
- independent crown entities, such as the Office of the Children’s Commissioner.
What won’t I find on The Hub?
Research by local government, such as councils. Statistics without any analysis. Public consultations. Unpublished documents. Confidential information or reports where individuals can be identified.