This short video explains how to automatically code cases from focus groups and interviews using the speaker name/ID:


The video tutorial demonstrates the process of automatically coding focus groups or multi-person interviews in NVivo 12, simplifying the creation of individual cases for each participant. The speaker names need unique tags, and the tutorial uses a project with Mary, James, and an interviewer as an example. The process involves right-clicking on the document, selecting Auto code, choosing the speaker name option, and creating cases. Each speaker’s comments are coded to their respective cases, facilitating analysis.


  • [📑] NVivo 12 introduces automatic coding for focus groups and multi-person interviews.
  • [🔄] Unique speaker tags are crucial for proper coding, ensuring distinct identification.
  • [👥] Tutorial uses Mary, James, and an interviewer as participants in the example project.
  • [🖱️] Process involves right-clicking on the document, selecting Auto code, and specifying the speaker name option.
  • [🔍] Speakers’ comments are individually coded to their respective cases for efficient analysis.
  • [📊] The tutorial emphasizes proper tagging and classification to streamline case creation.
Key Moments
Introduction to Automatic Coding in NVivo 1200:03
    • Learn the basic steps for automatic coding of focus groups in NVivo 12.
    • Simplified process for creating cases from multi-person interviews.
    • Assumes prior understanding of case classification.
  • Setting Up Speakers and Unique IDs02:37
    • Ensure each speaker is tagged with a unique ID for accurate case creation.
    • Demonstration using Mary, James, and an interviewer in a focus group.
    • Importance of speaker tags at the beginning of sentences.
  • Auto Coding Process in NVivo 1203:59
    • Right-click on the document and use the Auto Code function.
    • Select the speaker name option and navigate through transcripts.
    • Easily create cases for each participant in the focus group.