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  • NVivo Matrix for MACNVivo Matrix for MAC
    This short video demonstrates the utility of Matrices in NVivo for MAC
  • NVivo 9 or 10 – Tutorial 2 – making cases in NVivo and linking them to demographicsNVivo 9 or 10 - Tutorial 2 - making cases in NVivo and linking them to demographics
    Tutorial 2 – making cases in NVivo and linking them to demographics  – connecting sources to demographics Tutorial 2 – connecting sources to demographics NVivo allows for full integration between intangibles such as attitudes and beliefs coded to a node or theme and tangibles such as demographics which may act as an external force which influences such ...
  • Improving Your Literature Review with NVivo for WindowsImproving Your Literature Review with NVivo for Windows
  • What’s New in NVivo
    https://qdatraining.com/nvivo-animated-tutorials/
  • Visualizations in NVivo for WindowsVisualizations in NVivo for Windows
    This QSR video looks at visualisations in NVivo:
  • Visualizations in NVivoVisualizations in NVivo
    This QSR video looks at visualisations in NVivo:
  • Import your EndNote Library to NVivo for MACImport your EndNote Library to NVivo for MAC
  • Organise your Demographic Data with NVivo for MACOrganise your Demographic Data with NVivo for MAC
  • Import from Excel to MAC & AutocodeImport from Excel to MAC & Autocode
    You can also download a tutorial with screenshots here: (NVivo for MAC  – Tutorial) https://qdatraining.com/downloads/excel-mac.pdf
  • Importing EndNote Library to NVivoImporting EndNote Library to NVivo
  • Import your Survey from SurveyMonkeyImport your Survey from SurveyMonkey
  • Using the Excel to NVivo Import Wizard (NVivo for Windows – Version 11 & 12 & R1)Using the Excel to NVivo Import Wizard (NVivo for Windows - Version 11 & 12 & R1)
  • Using a Matrix in NVivoUsing a Matrix in NVivo
    Matrices are very powerful for intersecting or cross-tabulating items in your database. This example looks at cross referencing interviews with a coding scheme to do an in-case-or cross case analysis but you can use matrices to cross references nodes with each other to check for co-occurrences or to consider nodes with demographic/profiling information from participants ...
  • Using Memos in NVivoUsing Memos in NVivo
  • Running a Text Search in NVivo 11 & 12Running a Text Search in NVivo 11 & 12
  • Learn Basic Coding TechniquesLearn Basic Coding Techniques
    Here, Deborah Rowe shows the basic mechanics of coding in NVivo. Combining these hands on skills with an analytical or coding strategy will ensure you meet both an academic and technical standard in your research endeavours
  • Tutorial 14 Exporting Coded Video Clips from Nodes in NVivo
    This is a very short three minute clip demonstrating how to export video clips from nodes in NVivo to HTML files for viewing and sharing. In this example, the video clip is non-embedded in NVivo as this is the case with most videos because they tend to be very large files:  
  • Tutorial 13 – using a coding strategy
    This short video offers a simple practical example of using NVivo to bring efficiency and transparency to your analytical strategy. This can be a very useful way of ensuring your processes are  entirely consistent with your chosen data analysis methodology and its philosophical underpinnings. This example shows three cycles of coding moving from the descriptive ...
  • Tutorial 12 -Importing from Excel into NVivo (Datasets) and Autocoding
    This tutorial will show you how to import a mixed methods questionnaire from Excel (perhaps downloaded from a service such as Survey Monkey) to a properly constituted NVivo project database. It will show how three automated processes will complete the process and create a robust NVivo project ready for analysis.It assumes the concept of the ...
  • Tutorial 10 – customizing your work space to code video
    We had the following question posted on the forum concerning coding video and customising the NVivo workspace to facilitate ease of coding: I have earlier used NVivo9 in coding my Word documents. Now I have been coding DV recordings. This seem to be very time-consuming. I wonder if I can use NVivo, as I cannot code “drag and ...
  • Tutorial 9 – Auto-coding Media Files in NVivo
    Tutorial 3 dealt with auto-coding regular textual files such as MS Word. This short tutorial demonstrates how to auto-code media files in NVivo 9 & 10. That is, audio, video or images. The process and outcomes are exactly the same as using text files but the approach is slightly different:   Upload:  
  • Tutorial 8 – Reviewing your NVivo coding using the coding stripes and highlighter tools
    Reviewing and managing your coding can be as important as coding itself. This tutorial shows you how to use the coding stripes and highlighter tools to review your data. You can review a transcript or code (node) to see what has been coded to and to where. These tools work with text and all media ...
  • Tutorial 7 – Formatting in Word for Auto-coding – Part 2
  • Formatting in Word for Auto-coding in NVivo
    This tutorial is designed as part 1 of 2 tutorials: How to format a Word document which reflects your topic guide which should have been derived from your research question. How to autocode the formatted document in NVivo  
  • Tutorial 6 – Transcribing within NVivo
    Tutorial 6 – Transcribing within NVivo This tutorial is a simple example of transcribing within NVivo. You get absolute synchronisation between the audio and textual files. So, for example, you can text search audio files and when you code a lot of content to a node, you can read/listen to get the best understanding possible from your ...
  • Tutorial 5 – ‘uncoding’ incorrectly coded content from a node
    A short tutorial on how to remove, incorrectly coded content using NVivo 9 & 10. Uncoding from a node is  asimple process as demonstrated below:   Upload:
  • Tutorial 4 – coding audio or any media file
    Tutorial 4 – coding audio or any media file: In NVivo 8, 9 or 10 it is possible to code audio, video images or indeed any media file direct from the source. It is exactly the same process as one have hitherto applies to a textual transcript. See this brief demonstration:  
  • Tutorial 3 – auto-codingTutorial 3 - auto-coding
    Tutorial 3 – auto-coding A simple of example of auto-coding using NVivo 9 & 10:
  • NVivo 9 or 10 – Tutorial 2 – making cases in NVivo and linking them to demographicsNVivo 9 or 10 - Tutorial 2 - making cases in NVivo and linking them to demographics
    Tutorial 2 – making cases in NVivo and linking them to demographics  – connecting sources to demographics Tutorial 2 – connecting sources to demographics NVivo allows for full integration between intangibles such as attitudes and beliefs coded to a node or theme and tangibles such as demographics which may act as an external force which influences such ...
  • NVivo 9 or 10 – Tutorial 1 – Importing sources into NVivo 9 & 10NVivo 9 or 10 - Tutorial 1 - Importing sources into NVivo 9 & 10
    A short animated screen-cast tutorial on importing sources (sources are interview transcripts, audio, video or images pertinent to your project) into NVivo 9 or 10: Upload:  
  • Importing Mendeley Library to NVivo for MACImporting Mendeley Library to NVivo for MAC
    Learn how to import your Mendeley library into NVivo for MAC
  • QDATRAINING Importing Classifications into NVivo for MACQDATRAINING Importing Classifications into NVivo for MAC
    Learn how to import a classification sheet to NVivo for MAC
  • Coding in NVivo 12 MacCoding in NVivo 12 Mac
    Coding in NVivo 12 Mac See a brief video on coding in NVivo 12 for MAC
  • Importing with NVivo 12 MACImporting with NVivo 12 MAC
    Importing with NVivo 12 MAC See a brief video to give you some ideas for importing with NVivo 12 for MAC
  • Mange nodes with NVivo 12 MacMange nodes with NVivo 12 Mac
    Mange nodes with NVivo 12 Mac See brief video below to give you some ideas about managing nodes in NVivo 12 for MAC
  • Gathering Annotations using a Compound QueryGathering Annotations using a Compound Query
  • Extracting all Annotations and Reporting from NVivoExtracting all Annotations and Reporting from NVivo
  • Using the Framework Matrix/Grid in NVivoUsing the Framework Matrix/Grid in NVivo
  • Merging NVivo Project Files – working in teamsMerging NVivo Project Files - working in teams
  • Importing and Syncing Word Transcript to Audio/Media in NVivoImporting and Syncing Word Transcript to Audio/Media in NVivo
  • Using a Word Frequency Search in NVivoUsing a Word Frequency Search in NVivo
    This tutorial video will provide information and practical steps for understanding and applying word frequency searches in NVivo for Windows:
  • The Utility of “Sets” in NVivoThe Utility of "Sets" in NVivo
    Learn how to utilise “Sets” or groups in NVivo to organise data into natural groups for further retrieval and analysis to come:
  • Import Classification Sheet to NVivo 11 or 12 for WindowsImport Classification Sheet to NVivo 11 or 12 for Windows
    Learn how to import a classification sheet created in Excel (containing demographic or profiling information on participants) to NVivo 12 for Windows
  • Using NVivo to Create & Synchronise Transcripts from Media FilesUsing NVivo to Create & Synchronise Transcripts from Media Files
    A short tutorial covering the steps for using the NVivo automatic transcription service. This service allows researchers create textual transcripts from media files and synchronise them with the media itself. Works the same with both Windows and MAC versions of NVivo
  • Create NVivo Cases form Focus Groups using Automatic Coding by Speaker NameCreate NVivo Cases form Focus Groups using Automatic Coding by Speaker Name
    This short video explains how to automatically code cases from focus groups using the speaker name/ID:
  • Using NCapture with NVivoUsing NCapture with NVivo
    This video gives you an overview of working with NCapture and NVivo to capture web content including social media:  
  • Using a Matrix in NVivo 12Using a Matrix in NVivo 12
    A quick guide here on understanding and applying matrices in NVivo 12 for Windows:
  • Coding in NVivo 12 for WindowsCoding in NVivo 12 for Windows
    Coding in NVivo 12 for Windows See a brief video below on coding in NVivo 12 for Windows
  • Importing with NVivo 12Importing with NVivo 12
    Importing with NVivo 12 See a brief video below for importing with NVivo 12 for Windows
  • Managing Nodes with NVivo 12Managing Nodes with NVivo 12
    Managing Nodes with NVivo 12 See a brief video below for managing nodes with NVivo 12 for Windows
  • Don’t let the Coronavirus impede your learning journey with NVivo – move everything onlineDon't let the Coronavirus impede your learning journey with NVivo - move everything online
    We are in unprecedented times that will quickly impact on teaching and learning practices. As I write this post, I should be delivering our Day 1 – Introduction to NVivo 12 Setting up your Qualitative Database course in Trinity College Dublin Business School but this institution has already decided to move almost all teaching off ...
  • Announcing – 2 Day NVivo Training Workshops – DublinAnnouncing - 2 Day NVivo Training Workshops - Dublin
    Announcing – 2 Day NVivo Training Workshops – Dublin Enroll for 1 or 2 days. We are running a two day NVivo Training workshop in Dublin on the 25th and 26th of June, 2020. These workshops will be delivered by Ben Meehan.The workshops  come March with free and unlimited post training, one-to-one online support for each participant for the life of their first ...
  • Using Clustering as a Tool: Mixed Methods in Qualitative Data AnalysisUsing Clustering as a Tool: Mixed Methods in Qualitative Data Analysis
    This webinar on using Using Clustering as a Tool: Mixed Methods in Qualitative Data Analysis was delivered by Dr, Laura Macia, PhD and is worth watching for anyone interested in understanding and utilising cluster analysis in NVivo:  
  • NVivo 1-to-1 support for your Student GroupsNVivo 1-to-1 support for your Student Groups
    NVivo 1-to-1 NVivo Training & Consultancy Support for your Student Groups QDATRAINING is proud to add a new service to it’s NVivo training and consultancy services for 2018. Course designers and administrators can now avail of 1 to 5 year NVivo support contracts for student groups. This is exactly the same service enjoyed by researchers who attend ...
  • Interested in Researching Vulnerable Groups – don’t miss this opportunityInterested in Researching Vulnerable Groups - don't miss this opportunity
    Perspectives on hidden victims’Findings of three new innovative studies’ – 27th April 2017, Room KBG-12 Kemmy Business School If you’re interested in researching vulnerable groups, then don’t miss a one day programme being run by the Centre for Crime, Justice & Victim Studies, School of Law, University of Limerick at the above venue and date. You ...
  • New & Easier Coding Functions in NVivo 11 for WindowsNew & Easier Coding Functions in NVivo 11 for Windows
    See the new coding features incorporated into the latest NVivo 11 update for Windows which greatly simplify coding data:
  • Importing EndNote to NVivo for MACImporting EndNote to NVivo for MAC
    Here is a useful video from QSR on the practical steps for importing from EndNote into NVivo for MAC:
  • New Features NVivo 11 – Windows – VisualizationsNew Features NVivo 11 - Windows - Visualizations
  • Kathy Charmaz Discusses Constructivist Grounded TheoryKathy Charmaz Discusses Constructivist Grounded Theory
    For anyone embarking on constructivist a grounded theory project, you might want to consider investing an hour viewing this excellent discussion with between Professor Charmaz and Graham Gibbs from the University of Huddersfield. This interview offers some wonderful insights into how one might develop an analytical strategy for qualitative data analysis based on Professor Charmaz’s ...
  • NVivo 11 Suite is AnnouncedNVivo 11 Suite is Announced
    NVivo 11 is on the way QSR International have announced the imminent release of an NVivo 11 suite. The release date will be October, 2015 with some pretty significant changes to look forward to. The big change will be the splitting of the Windows product into three editions described as “STARTER”, “PRO” and “PLUS”.  NVivo 11 – ...
  • Conducting Inter-rater Reliability Testing in NVivoConducting Inter-rater Reliability Testing in NVivo
     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 ...
  • What is Mixed-MethodsWhat is Mixed-Methods
    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 ...
  • Excel to NVivoExcel to NVivo
    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 ...
  • We’re gearing up for MACWe’re gearing up for MAC
    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 ...
  • Defining the Constant Comparison MethodDefining the Constant Comparison Method
    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 ...
  • Importing Word files with Comments
    Hello, I'm importing Word files in NVivo 9 that are full of comments added in Word. Is it possible to importe the comments along with the file? for example as annotations? Thanks for your help! Véronique
  • Importing Word files with Comments
    Hello, I'm importing Word files in NVivo 9 that are full of comments added in Word. Is it possible to importe the comments along with the file? for example as annotations? Thanks for your help! Véronique
  • QDATRAINING IN Williamsburg NC – USA – The college of William & MaryQDATRAINING IN Williamsburg NC - USA - The college of William & Mary
    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, ...
  • Relationship Nodes in NVivoRelationship Nodes in NVivo
    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 ...
  • Printing Coding Stripes in NVivo 7, 8 or 9Printing Coding Stripes in NVivo 7, 8 or 9
    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 ...
  • On-line NVivo ConsultationOn-line NVivo Consultation
    On-line Consultancy – more than ‘click here’ training! Sometimes, it’s not ‘click here’ training that qualitative researchers need. It can be a whole range of additional supports. It may be conceptual rather than technical such as getting help to develop an analytical strategy for your project that is entirely consistent with your chosen data analysis methodology and ...
  • ConsultancyConsultancy
    We have a proven track record consulting on computer aided qualitative data analyses research projects. See our client list on the main menu to see the many universities and statutory agencies that have used our services.  On our testimonials page you will see the many individuals who have sought help with analysing their qualitative data for their PhD projects. ...
  • Using NVivo for your Audit Trail – demonstrating rigour in your analysis and supporting your findingsUsing NVivo for your Audit Trail - demonstrating rigour in your analysis and supporting your findings
    I received an e-mail this morning from a US client who we are working one-to-one with. He is very competent with NVivo and has completed his coding using the tool. The thrust of his e-mail was that he had completed his coding and where to from here? I’ve posted my entire reply below with only ...
  • Using NVivo for Framework AnalysisUsing NVivo for Framework Analysis
    Framework analysis is a qualitative data analysis method developed by the National Centre for Social Research  (NatCen)  and which up to recently had its own software package. With the release of NVivo version 9.1 last October came an announcement of a decision by NatCen to cease using their own software and work with QSR International, the NVivo ...
  • New Course – NVivo LiveNew Course - NVivo Live
    A One Day NVivo Training & Consultancy Group Workshop Day 3 – Working with live data Following the success of the first course The workshop will be delivered again in University of Limerick on the 4th of May, 2012 by Ben Meehan of QDATRAINING Who should attend? This workshop is designed for researchers who have completed initial NVivo training, ...
  • Making sense of the coding comparrison query in NVivoMaking sense of the coding comparrison query in NVivo
    Some people find it difficult to read the returns from a  ‘coding comparison query’ in NVivo. It is a confusing report. The percentage element of the report uses the total number of measurable units in the source (words in the case of a text file) and so the levels of agreement are a ratio of the total document. However, if ...
  • Guidelines for preparing for the qualitative interviewGuidelines for preparing for the qualitative interview
    Guidelines for preparing for the qualitative interview We recently launched a qualitative interview skills course in National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and it was delivered by Dr. Toni Owens, PhD. The course came about as a result of the success of our “Nvivo ready formatted” transcription service. During the course of this work, we ...
  • QUALMAT Work Package 5 – a jewel in the crownQUALMAT Work Package 5 - a jewel in the crown
    QUALMAT Work Package 5 – important in building capacity I am writing this article as a follow up to one I wrote last May when I first came into contact with the QUALMAT project. The reason I am writing this blog to you is to make you aware of something very interesting which the university of Heidelberg ...
  • NEW Interview Skills Course LaunchedNEW Interview Skills Course Launched
    Planning your qualitative interview or focus group We have just launched a new half day workshop on interviewing skills. The reason we have designed this course is because of the quality of some of the transcripts coming to our NVivo formatted  transcription service. Poor ability to conduct a qualitative interview to the requisite standard can pose a ...
  • Focus Group GuidelinesFocus Group Guidelines
    Guideline for Preparing your Focus Group Over the past decade, we have been involved directly and indirectly in planning, running and managing data from many focus groups. A lot of things can go wrong during a focus group. People sometimes come to a focus group with an agenda. The response you get may not be linked ...
  • QUALMAT & Heidelberg WorkshopsQUALMAT & Heidelberg Workshops
    QUALMAT –Executive Summary QUALMAT is a collaborative health care intervention research project aimed at improving pre-natal and maternity care in sub Saharan Africa in the context of quality deficiencies at the point of service delivery due to low staff motivation. The project is being co-ordinated by Professor Rainer Sauerborn of the Institute of Public Health, University Hospital, ...
  • New 3 Day NVivo RetreatNew 3 Day NVivo Retreat
    How would you like for you and/or your research team to get away from work and home for three full days and have the opportunity to work intensively on your research project? Would you like combine the very best NVivo training with individual consultancy and peer group discussions in an extremely peaceful and tranquil setting? ...
  • Recent French WorkshopsRecent French Workshops
    Hi all! We have now completed these French workshops and they were a wonderful experience. Apart from the fact that they were a fantastic group to work with, the feedback we got from Bernard Forgues, who is Professor of Organizational Theory and Director of the PhD Programme at Emlyon Business School which is the sixth most ...
  • Research Design for Teams using an NVivo DatabaseResearch Design for Teams using an NVivo Database
    I was recently asked to put together a checklist for Principal Investigators of team projects (especially remote teams) who plan on deploying an NVivo database for their project. I’ve posted it here as it may assist qualitative researchers in thinking through all the pros and cons whilst planning their team projects: Research Design – Team Project Data ...
  • Mozambique Workshops – a lot of learning!Mozambique Workshops - a lot of learning!
    We have just completed a very interesting week long series of workshops in Mozambique. They were interesting because we learned a great deal from them. The workshops were arranged by Susan Bradley from the Centre for Global Health, Trinity College, Dublin. They were challenging because we were unsure before arrival as to the levels of ...
  • NVivo Help and SupportNVivo Help and Support
    At QDATRAINING, we are aiming to build a ‘knowledge base’ of NVivo users training needs. A place where people can log in and and discover if someone else has had the same training issue as them. So, please feel free to post your question here and, apart from getting a response from an NVivo trainer within one ...