We use internationally accepted and up-to-date methods when we design surveys and implement methods of collecting data. This reduces the number of errors in our surveys, and ensures the resulting statistics are reliable enough to support the main uses of the data.
For technical information about our surveys, including questionnaires, resources, and guides, visit Survey resources.
Methodological standards for data collection
Research reports and consultation papers
New Zealand arrival and departure information: Report (published February 2013)
This report presents the results of the recent public consultation on proposed changes to the New Zealand passenger departure card.
New Zealand arrival and departure information: Consultation (published November 2012)
Consultation has now closed.
Investigating the value of providing a census Internet option for small mobile devices (published July 2012)
Research on ways that New Zealanders access the Internet on small mobile devices, in order to explore options for collecting census data online.