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Mā te rongo, ka mōhio; Mā te mōhio, ka mārama; Mā te mārama, ka mātau; Mā te mātau, ka ora.


Through resonance comes cognisance; through cognisance comes understanding; through understanding comes knowledge; through knowledge comes life and well-being.

Kia ora, Welcome to McTaggart Research Aotearoa

McTaggart Research Aotearoa specializes in both qualitative and quantitative social research and analysis. Stephen holds an Honorary Academic position at the Faculty of Arts at The University of Auckland. He also holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Auckland and more than 20 years of research experience. His work with communities is guided by the tenets of kaupapa Māori research. He often collaborates with other social and physical scientists, kaumātua and kuia and Māori academics and researchers.


Services offered for primary research;


  • Research project management

  • Project design and implementation (cooperative and independent)

  • Online and offline survey creation and implementation

  • Focus group facilitation

  • One on one interviewing

  • Textual/thematic analysis

  • Report writing

  • Community forums for feedback

  • Literature reviews


Services offered for research using secondary/existing data

  • Document analysis

  • Access to large scale government data sets (Including NZ Census and all IDI sets)

  • Statistical analysis of quantitative data

  • Community demographic profile construction.

  • Statistical Index creation 

  • Web site creation for community demographic resources.

  • Socio-spacial mapping of communities,hapū and iwi

  • Literature reviews

Academic writing, editing and proofing services

  • PhD theses

  • Masters theses

  • Dissertations

  • Book chapters

  • Academic papers

  • Conference presentations

  • Tertiary assignments

  • Policy documents

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