Association of Social Science Researchers



ASSR brings together those interested in social science as well as social science researchers working in central, regional and local government, health authorities, private consultancies, colleges of education, polytechnics and universities. The committee is based in Wellington. The main functions of ASSR are to provide an avenue for networking, to advocate on behalf of the social sciences and to make submissions.


A monthly newsletter is sent to members containing a wide range of articles of particular interest to social science researchers. The newsletter also includes book reviews, recent publications, letters to the editor, news of conferences, social science job vacancies, work in progress, conference reports and a calendar of forthcoming conferences and seminars. A seminar is generally held on a topic of interest to social science researchers on the first Wednesday of each month. Workshops and conferences will be organised in the future