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- 22nd May 2011 at 4:31 pm in reply to: NVivo 9 for Psychology Dissertation–need help please #2865
These tutorials are great! I think I know where I’m getting stuck, but I’m still not clear on how to rectify the situation.
The autocode features will group together responses to the same question across interviews, so that way we can look within each question to find themes ourselves. Definitely much easier and a great feature. For my data, I have 3 questions, each saved in a separate Word document that I uploaded into the program and made folders for. There are lots of responses for each question, but the questions don’t relate to one another–so I’m looking for themes within the same document, instead of across.
I do just need to conduct a thematic analysis within each question. I was hoping that the software would find themes within each question so I could compare the themes it finds with what I previously found…or do I need to identify all the child nodes under each question bc this isn’t something the program is able to do? Even if I identify the child nodes, does the software look for themes using my child node as a key word or phrase and code the data that way? I’m so sorry for my confusion! I feel silly not being able to figure this out, but it’s just not intuitive to me. I will keep trying…and I do appreciate the help!
Danelle22nd May 2011 at 3:39 pm in reply to: NVivo 9 for Psychology Dissertation–need help please #2864
Hi Ben, You are a life saver! Thank you so much for your reply. I will look at the tutorials now. I would be happy to send my datasets to you: I have the documents in Word, with the question at the top and participant # followed by participant response listed underneath the question. This is the same format for each of the 3 questions. I coded the data myself; now I'm just hoping to add to my dissertation by using a program my committee hasn't used before. My goal is that the program will identify themes that I found too, so that I can have support for my findings. I am so thankful for your reply–I am in a time crunch and feeling overwhelmed bc I've been really struggling to figure out the program. I can't thank you enough. My email address is (e-mail address removed to protect from the user from spammers) and I am in the U. S. Thank you again very much! Please let me know what (if anything) you would like me to send, and I will let you know how I do with the tutorials. (E-mail address removed to protect from the user from spammers) A million thanks! Danelle22nd May 2011 at 2:56 pm in reply to: NVivo 9 for Psychology Dissertation–need help please #2862
Sorry…I hadn’t registered yet. This question is from Danelle. Thanks for any help!