NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)
Using software with your own data
- Wednesday 10 May 2017, Registration from 09:30 start time 10:00 to Thursday 11 May 2017, 16:00
- University of Surrey, Department of Sociology, 3rd Floor, Elizabeth Fry Building (formerly AD Building), Stag Hill Campus, GUILDFORD, GU2 7XH, UK.
- Open to:
- Public, Staff, Students
- Dr. Sarah L. Bulloch
- Admission price:
- Varies according to status
- Admission information:
- To book, and pay for a place using a credit/debit card, please use the on-line Store link.
Tea and coffee will be available at registration and at various points during the day, but lunch is NOT provided. A list of food outlets on campus will be included in the information pack you receive on the day of the course, or you may prefer to bring your own lunch. During semester time, food outlets will be extremely busy, so it is recommended that delegates bring their own lunch.
The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.
This is an NVivo 11 for Windows course. Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the main part of the course will cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.
The first day uses sample data in order to become familiar with tools and functions, following through common tasks as a group and practicing exercises as individuals. Work is structured to provide step-by-step support for commonly used early software tools, with others demonstrated to illustrate longer-term potential.
The second day provides participants with the opportunity to get started using NVivo with their own project data. This may comprise interview/focus-group transcripts, audiovisual data, documentary evidence etc. The first part of the day focuses on translating the tasks explored on day one into practice. Individuals and teams work independently with the support of the tutor. The remainder of the day focuses on experimenting with more sophisticated interrogation tools. Possibilities and implications are discussed, demonstrated and practiced.
The course will suit those who are complete beginners and those who have looked at the software and tried to use it in a limited extent. However you should have some idea about what your approach to qualitative data analysis will be. The course does not teach you 'how to do' qualitative data analysis per se. The workshop is accompanied by fully step-by-step documentation and is led by an expert user of NVivo who has been working with and training in qualitative software packages for many years. In the two day format there is time to discuss individual needs and particular methodological approaches.