Introduction to NVivo 12

Key information

Start date:

Attendance dates:

January 2020: 29, 30

Time commitment: 2 days

Venue:

Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

Start date:

Attendance dates:

March 2020: 26, 27

Time commitment: 2 days

Venue:

Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

Start date:

Attendance dates:

June 2020: 03, 04

Time commitment: 2 days

Venue:

Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

Start date:

Attendance dates:

June 2020: 24, 25

Time commitment: 2 days

Venue:

Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

Overview

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.

Learning outcomes

  • 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

Course content

  • 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

Day one

During the first day sample data are used in order to become familiar with tools, and the whole group follows common tasks together and practices exercises individually.

Day two

During the second day participants set up their own NVivo project and work with their own project materials. The first part of the day focuses on translating the tasks covered in day one into practice.The remainder of the day focuses on experimenting with more sophisticated uses of tools. Possibilities and implications are discussed, demonstrated and practiced.

Learning and teaching methods

  • Contextual discussions including developmental, methodological and analytical principles
  • Step-by-step teaching
  • One-to-one tutorials

Course leader

Sarah L. Bulloch

Sarah has been using and teaching computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) packages for many years and is an experienced researcher. She has undertaken quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research using dedicated software...

Patsy Clarke

Patsy is an independent qualitative researcher and certified platinum NVivo trainer. Consultancies in the UK, Europe and Africa have included support and training in academia and with research groups.

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Reading list

You are required to read the NVivo review (PDF) before attending this course.

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.

Entry requirements

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:

£450

Government and commercial sector applicants

£325

Education and charitable sector applicants

£270

Students

How to apply

You can apply for this course through our online store.

Please note, we aren't currently accepting applications for this course in March and June 2020. If you are interested in applying for these dates, please register your interest.

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Disclaimer

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