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Conducting Inter-rater Reliability Testing in NVivo

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 Avoiding the Classic Mistakes We get a lot of queries through our website from people who are grappling with the practical application of inter-rater reliability testing in NVivo. This can be a frustrating experience as the entire coding exercise, which often involves multiple coders, sometimes has to be repeated because the test was not set up correctly in the first place. By the time people come to us for help, they have frequently made some classic mistakes already and wasted …

What is Mixed-Methods

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What is Mixed Methods? Mixed methods have become very popular in recent years and QDATRAINING now finds itself training and consulting in disciplines that were traditionally quantitative methods orientated. Our experience in the workshops suggests that people frequently think of mixed methods as two parallel processes rather than a truly integrated approach (including integrated data) resulting in one set of findings. John Creswell recently posted a lovely fifteen minute YouTube presentation on this topic and we will be recommending it to …

Excel to NVivo

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Importing from Excel into NVivo (Datasets) and Autocoding We’ve just posted a tutorial video for importing mixed methods questionnaires in Excel into NVivo. It’s a question that comes up a lot both in our workshops and through on-line training and consultancy services. With the explosion in mixed methods research now and new and better tools in NVivo for dealing with this kind of data, more and more researchers are turning to on line services such as Survey Monkey to harvest …

We’re gearing up for MAC

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The developers of NVivo, QSR International have just announced that they will be releasing full MAC version of NVivo 10 in the last quarter of 2013. This is great news for trainers because having to run Windows Parallels or similar software on MAC operating systems was becoming increasingly inconvenient for those researchers who prefer to work exclusively in a MAC environment. The proliferation of the iPhone, iPad and MAC laptops has meant that inevitably, someone would arrive at a workshop …

Defining the Constant Comparison Method

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Analytical Strategy using the Constant Comparative Method The methodology adopted by this study is based on the constant comparative method according to Maykut and Morehouse (1994) who draw on the work of Glaser and Strauss (1967) and Lincoln and Guba (1985) in their development of this methodological framework. As Maykut and Morehouse (1994) point out: “words are the way that most people come to understand their situations; we create our world with words; we explain ourselves with words; we defend …

NVivo Training at The College William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

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QDATRAINING IN Williamsburg NC – USA – The college of William & Mary

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We recently had the privilege of running a two day workshop in The College of William and Mary in  Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. The session was organized by Dr. Pam Eddy, of the School of Education who is an Associate Professor and Fulbright Scholar who happened to have conducted primary research in Ireland in 2009 and more particularly, in our hometown of Dublin in the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).  This two day session was designed to build capacity amongst staff in WM who are involved …

Using Relationship Nodes in NVivo

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I responded to a query on the LinkedIn NVivo user group today from someone asking for general ideas and interesting ways of using relationship nodes in NVivo. He said: I've finished coding & analysing my pilot data. I've realised that the content of a Parent Node A broadly comes before Parent Node B. I'm trying to structure the child nodes in A so that I keep their distinct nature and link them to the child nodes in B using Relationships. …

Relationship Nodes in NVivo

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I responded to a query on the LinkedIn NVivo user group today from someone asking for general ideas and interesting ways of using relationship nodes in NVivo. He said: I’ve finished coding & analysing my pilot data. I’ve realised that the content of a Parent Node A broadly comes before Parent Node B. I’m trying to structure the child nodes in A so that I keep their distinct nature and link them to the child nodes in B using Relationships. …

Printing Coding Stripes in NVivo 7, 8 or 9

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Printing coding stripes from NVivo 7, 8, 9 or 10 has long since been a source of complaint from users of this website. We are promised a report to make this possible and EASY with the release of NVivo 10 scheduled for June, 2012. I really hope this proves to be the case because we spend a lot of time addressing this issue in the training workshops when really it’s a software design issue. One should not need training to …