Introduction to NVivo 12
Cancelled due to COVID-19 – to be rescheduled ASAP
Attendance dates:To be confirmed
Time commitment: 2 days
Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
This two-day course provides a comprehensive overview of NVivo and an opportunity for you to practice tasks using your own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in setting up a project efficiently, managing and organising data, exploring and conceptualising data and interrogating and visualising data.
During the first day, sample data are used in order to become familiar with tools, and the whole group follows common tasks together and practises exercises individually. During the second day, you will set up your own NVivo project and work with your own project materials. The first part of the day focuses on translating the tasks covered in day one into practise.The remainder of the day focuses on experimenting with more sophisticated uses of tools. Possibilities and implications are discussed, demonstrated and practised.
- Understand the structure of NVivo and how it can be used throughout a research project
- Navigate around the software and operate it to undertake analysis
- Understand the importance of analytic planning in harnessing NVivo tools powerfully
- Set up an NVivo project to reflect initial research design and change structures as a research project progresses
- Identify NVivo tools that can be used to fulfil specific analytic tasks
- Know where to access relevant resources to support continued NVivo use.
- Software overview including interface, architecture and tools
- Developmental, methodological and analytical principles
- Principles of using NVivo throughout the research cycle
- Data preparation, import and organisation
- Data exploration and familiarisation
- Coding strategies including appropriate uses of auto-coding
- Use of writing and visualisation tools to reflect on data and processes
- Querying and outputting
- Analytic planning ensuring analytic strategies drive the appropriate use of software tools.
Learning and teaching methods
- Contextual discussions
- Step-by-step teaching
- One-to-one tutorials.
You are required to read the NVivo review (PDF) before attending this course.
Maximum of 16 people.
Software and equipment
Please bring with you:
- A USB memory stick.
- Your own research materials with which to work on day two e.g. literature files, transcripts of interviews and focus-groups, social media content, open-ended survey responses, documentary evidence and visual materials.
Please note, this is an NVivo 12 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.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
You should have a broad understanding of qualitative and/or mixed methods methodologies.
Fees and funding
Price per person:
£450Government and commercial sector applicants
£325Education and charitable sector applicants
How to apply
Applications for this course are currently closed.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the latest advice from the government relating to large gatherings, we have taken the decision to cancel future dates for this course, until further notice. Those who have registered for this course will be contacted directly regarding refunds. Please bear with us as this may take up to 14 working days to process. We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.
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