SIT Research Institute Publications

SIT Research Report 2018

The Southern Institute of Technology Research Report for 2018 showcases the diversity of research interests among our staff and celebrates a variety of projects. Research undertaken by staff at SIT reflects an interest in teaching and learning, development of specialised knowledge, and creative endeavours, as well as connections with industry and the community.



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  • A Fullbright Scholarship & Urban Food Production - Anna Palliser, School of Environmental Management
  • From Cats to Beetles in boxes - Barnaby Pace, Faculty of SIT2LRN
  • Using Newman's error analysis procedure to support student learning - Carlo Gabriel, School of Engineering
  • The speed of sound presents - Charlie Rodgers, School of Audio Production
  • The morphology of the Maldives - Christine Liang, School of Environmental Management
  • Perceived stress and resilience in the third year nursing students - Debbie Watson, School of Nursing
  • Pumoana, pedal steel guitar and performance - Kingsley Melhuish, MAINZ
  • Increasing teacher confidence to deliver the physical education curriculum - Duncan McKenzie, School of Sports & Exercise
  • Real-World experiences in costume design for a community theatre group - Emma Cathcart, School of Fashion
  • Plagiarism and academic integrity - Jerry Hoffman, School of Business
  • Doctoral study in simulation - Johanna Rhodes, School of Nursing
  • E-Portfolios for student nurses - Karyn Madden, School of Nursing
  • Dissonance, consonance and all that jazz - Mark Baynes, MAINZ
  • Singing, shows and Santa! - Sally Bodkin-Allen, School of Contemporary Music
  • Office fighter - Steven Woller, Faculty of SIT2LRN
  • Trees and Water Quality -Tapuwa Marapara, School of Environmental Management
  • Collaboration in song writing and performing - Tony Waine, MAINZ
  • Oral History - Trish Conradson, School of Nursing
  • Staff research outputs 2018

ITP Sector Collaboration Practices Project

As core contributors to the New Zealand tertiary sector, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) are committed to enhancing the experiences and achievements of our students through engaging with community, regional, national and international partners. The ITP Sector Collaboration Practices Project reports on a number of effective collaborations between ITPs and other stakeholders and evaluates the factors that make for successful collaborations. The government expects tertiary education providers to work with each other and with other key stakeholders for a variety of purposes: from improving operating efficiency to increasing learning opportunities for students. Collaborative ways of working together are seen as particularly beneficial for the ITP sector.

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Previous Research Reports

Click here for SIT's 2016 Research Report

Click here for SIT's 2015 Research Report

Click here for SIT's 2014 Research Report (10MB PDF)

Click here for SIT's 2013 Research Report (6MB PDF)

Click here for SIT's 2012 Research Report (1.3MB PDF)

Click here for SIT's 2010-2011 Research Report (2MB PDF)

Click here for SIT's 2009-2010 Research Report (3MB PDF)