Research

It is important that Computers in Homes (CiH) is evaluated so that we can identify how to deliver our programme better. We contact families and schools a year after training to see how everyone is going. Formal surveys and case studies are undertaken to gather data on outcomes, and the research results published under Outcomes, where you will find our yearly and half-yearly reports.

Papers have been written for local and international conferences to inform interested parties about CiH and how it works in reality. Other analysis has been done on research methods and how to best measure the social outcomes of community ICT programmes.

2016 ICT and social inclusion

2015 World Internet Project New Zealand survey (AUT University)

The fifth World Internet Project NZ survey was conducted and completed in 2015 by the Institute of Culture, Discourse & Communication, AUT University.

2013 & 2014 Refugee computer mediated information

Academic research supports the effectiveness of the MOE CiH for Refugees approach: “ICT becomes a means that allow individuals to live the lives that they value”.

2013 Census results for households with school-aged children

The 20/20 Trust commissioned Statistics New Zealand to undertake further analysis of the 2013 Census data to get an accurate count of the number and regional distribution of households with school-aged children who do not have access to the internet.  This shows a total of 62,199 New Zealand households with school-aged children who do not have access to the internet. Of these 20,430 (33%) are in Auckland.

You can download the spreadsheet files for your own analysis – most have multiple data sheets:

2011 Research informing practice: toward effective engagement in community ICT in New Zealand

This paper by Barbara Craig (Victoria University & 20/20 Trustee) and Jocelyn Williams (Unitec) traces the inter-relationship over a decade between research findings and the evolution of CiH practice.

2009 First Nations ICT Summit Conference

2007 Rejuvenation Survey

2007 Evaluation of the Flaxmere Project

  • When Families learn the language of school – August 2007
    The Flaxmere Project comprised a series of innovations relating to improving home–school relations within and between the five Flaxmere schools. Although each school implemented the project differently, they shared the goal of engaging with their communities and parents to improve short- and long-term education outcomes for the children – refer specifically to page 18 of the report for mention of Computers in Homes.

2006 CIH Literature Review

Other Research