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An understanding of demographic and community dynamics is critical for providing an evidence base that underpins policy decisions, reveals their impact on social and economic outcomes and contributes to an inclusive society that is tolerant of increasing socio cultural diversity among resident communities. The methodology for this research programme is broadly pragmatic (Bryman, 2012) and involves a mixed-method, multi-site approach. The research design comprises both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, the latter occurring across five distinct communities/regions (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Southland and the West Coast) with a mix of both rural and urban settings.
The six main components of the research include:
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