Coding in NVivo for Mac

See a brief video on coding in NVivo for MAC


The video demonstrates three methods for coding text: drag and drop, right-click, and using the code panel. It guides through the process of coding passages of text to specific codes or sub-codes, allowing for efficient organization and analysis.


  • 💡 The video covers three methods of coding text: drag and drop, right-click, and using the code panel.
  • 🖱️ Drag and drop involves highlighting text, dragging it to the relevant code, and dropping it when a green plus sign appears.
  • 📋 Right-click method allows for coding multiple passages simultaneously by selecting existing codes from a list.
  • 🧩 The code panel method is available in documents and involves dragging text to a designated code.
  • 📝 Text can also be encoded from within a code by selecting “uncoded selection” and then choosing the relevant code.
  • 🔄 Duplicating content in a code is not possible; if a passage is coded twice, it only appears once in the code.
Key Moments
  • Drag and Drop Coding00:05
    • Demonstration of coding text using drag and drop method.
    • Instructions on selecting codes and dropping text onto them.
    • Tips on efficiently coding passages.
  • Right-Click Coding00:59
    • Explanation of coding multiple codes simultaneously via right-click.
    • Steps to select existing codes and apply them to highlighted passages.
    • Guidance on streamlining the coding process.
  • Code Panel Method02:06
    • Overview of coding text using the code panel.
    • Instructions on activating the code panel and dragging text to codes.
    • Tips on removing coding and managing codes within the panel.