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  • in reply to: how to Chart nodes by attribute value #2948

    Hi Brydie,

    The workbook I'm sending you is designed to be used in conjunction with our 'Day 1 – Introduction to NVivo – building your qualitative database'  NVivo training workshop. Obviously, your data will be different.  I'm assuming you are using versions 9 or 10 of NVivo. You need to look at creating case nodes on pages between pages 11-15 and setting up attributes and linking their values to cases between pages 32-43. The workbook is too big to send via e-mail, so you will receive a link and password to to download it via a private e-mail.

    Hope it helps! Let us know how you got on or if you need further assistance. 

    Kind regards,

    Ben

    in reply to: using nvivo on mac #2946

    Hi Fergus,

    You can get full information on 'Parallels Desktop 8 for MAC' by following this link:

    http://www.parallels.com/landingpage/dskd86/special-offer/?utm_nooverride=1&gclid=CMndlMvJ6LUCFUEe4QodUAQAcA

    It will split resources between the MAC and the virtual Windows drive so there are some speed implications. Whether you notice it or not is contingent on how old and/or well specked you MAC is.

    The good news is that this will only need to be a temporary arrangement because QSR are releasing a full MAC version of NVivo about six months time as we we enter the fourth quarter of 2013. See http://www.qdatraining.eu/nvivoformac

    Hope this helps!

    Kind regards,

    in reply to: how to Chart nodes by attribute value #2945

    Hi Brydie,

    The reason your charts are not working is because your database is not set up correctly. The good news is that this is easily rectified. The concept you are missing is the case node. Attributes linked to transcripts serve a different purpose than the one you are applying to them. You need to create your transcripts as case nodes and link them to the classification sheet that contains the information you originally linked to the transcripts. See this short video: http://www.nvivotraining.eu/content/tutorial-2-where-are-my-case-nodes-and-casebook-gone-nvivo-9-or-10  

    After that, all will work. Look at the video and if the steps are not making sense, I will send you step-by-step instructions in a PDF to complete the task.  

    I hope this helps!

    Kind regards,

    Ben

    in reply to: coding comparison on specific lines within a source #2944

    The bad news is you can't split up a source. Nevertheless, you have several options. One option is visually, using the coding stripes filtered by user and showing sub-stripes so you can see not only which rows you both coded but which nodes you coded to.

    Another option is to use the coding comparison query limiting it to the source and the nodes you coded to. You can export the results to Excel then delete the rows that are coded by one or other and not both leaving you with the view you want. 

    Finally, you could achieve your desired result using a matrix coding query but this is little trickier to do. I'm not sure how competent you are with NVivo but I'm assuming in this response that you know what a matrix is. If you don't, you may need to get back to me for more help. 

    1. Start a matrix query
    2. Insert the codes you worked on into the column
    3. In the rows change the default option from 'selected items' to 'selected users'
    4. Don't forget to 'add to list' as everyone gets caught on that one
    5. Choose run and the matrix will be created intersecting the coders with the nodes and producing a column for each coder which will show the number of references coded for that node and you can drill down see the coded content. 

    By using all or a combination of these three options, you should be able to discern levels of rater agreement  with accuracy and without too much trouble. 

    Hope this helps,

    Kind regards,

    Hi Hendrik,

    Let me deal with your points as you raise them because I think this is a communication issue more than an NVivo problem.

    Question 1:

    "For unit 108: I do not need the parent node to give me the sum of all its child nodes (as in unit of meaning 108 seems to be the case). What I want to see in the parent node, is how  I coded its subnodes. For example,

    • if I coded subnode A to be present, then I want the parent node to display '1'
    • if I coded subnode B to be present, then I want the parent node to display '2'
    • if I coded subnode C to be present, then I want the parent node to display '3'

    Each unit of meaning gets one code: or the subnode A, or the subnode B, or the subnode C."

    I think I must be missing something here. The sub-node is displayed in this example so you can se exactly which sub-nodes have been coded or not to  the 'Unit of Meaning', 108. Plus, you can see a total in the aggregated parent or not if you don't want to by simply removing the parent from the matrix and just showing the child nodes. You can see which codes were coded to which behaviors by reading down the the column and which codes were coded to 108 by reading across the matrix. I don't understand the problem? 

    Question 2:

    "Further, I do not understand: "You should use the same identifier as you are comparing multiple source videos. Once you do this you will be able to update the ‘Units of Meaning’ nodes in this matrix with the remaining video sources and when you re-run the query, the matrix will update the tables/results automatically. I manually coded a few O.V.T.N child nodes to ‘Unit of Meaning’ 108 to demonstrate that the matrix was working properly."

    This means that 'Unit of Meaning' 108 is named as '108' in all videos and not given any other name such as '212.108' as was the case with video "TB2deel2-Valérievideo 2011_10_21_18_37_292" This was because of an earlier incorrect instruction from me. Each video is then auto-coded to the units of meaning nodes which form the first column of the matrix. The example used contained just one source. because I could not use the video "TB2deel2-Valérievideo 2011_10_21_18_37_29' because of this naming inconsistency. 

    Question 3:

    What I did: I autocoded each unit of meaning to be represented in the nodes folder, and I crossed these auto-codes with the codes.

    You did not!

    This is why I left your original query so you could compare yours and mine. Your query placed the sources in the column of the matrix. This is incorrect. Your query is still there called 'valerie_alles – ORIGINAL'. Mine is called 'valerie_alles – REVISED'. Please compare these two matrices. They are not the same. You placed the sources in the column – see screenshot:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    However, I placed the auto-coded nodes 'Units of Meaning' in the matrix row. You will find these nodes in Nodes/Ben/Units of Meaning

    Question 4:

    Finally, the file I have downloaded, is a read-only file, and I am not allowed to open your revised query.

     This is because you misread the instructions. 

    "You will now see your file as a link at the bottom of the dialogue box. Click on this link to download and save your file. Chose the SAVE option rather than RUN. "

    You are getting a read only file because you ran it on the server. If you SAVE the file, you will be able to write to it. 

    Kind Regards,

    Ben Meehan,

    The QDATRAINING Team

    in reply to: Where can i find disappeared content in the INTERNALS folder #2941

    Sorry Chung,

     

    I seem to have missed your post. Have you sorted this out now or do you need help? Apologies again for not responding sooner.

    Kind regards,

    Ben Meehan

    The QDATRAINING Team

     

    Hi Hendrik,

    I am sending you a link (privately) to download your project file with the matrix configured to give the results as set out above. You can see from the sample table below that the matrix is now working:

    Units of Meaning

    0. V, T, N

    0.1. Voor

    0.2. Tijdens

    0.3. Na

    0.9999. NVT

    888. Onverstaanbaar

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    0

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    0

    10

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    0

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    100

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    107

    0

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    108

    6

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    4

    1

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    1

    109

    1

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    1

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    11

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    You only missed one step which was you were intersecting the sources with the codes rather than the ‘Units of Meaning’ nodes. If you look at ‘Unit of Meaning’ 108, you will see that the parent node (O.V.T.N.) is aggregated with each sub-code reporting separately. This matrix was created using the units of meaning identified in the source video ‘TB2deel1-Valérievideo 2011_10_21_14_39_37’(auto-coded), and intersecting them with the one of the major five codes, ‘O.V.T.N’ in the ‘TB Test’ folder and its child nodes. The matrix is in the Queries folder and is a copy of your matrix so you can compare the differences between yours and mine. Your matrix has been renamed to ‘valerie_alles – ORIGINAL’ and mine is called ‘valerie_alles – REVISED’ The result is in the results folder and is called ‘OVTN x Units 1 Source’.

    I’m afraid I gave you an incorrect instruction in an earlier post. I told you to use a unique identifier for each ‘Unit of Meaning’ which is incorrect in this context. You should use the same identifier as you are comparing multiple source videos. Once you do this you will be able to update the ‘Units of Meaning’ nodes in this matrix with the remaining video sources and when you re-run the query, the matrix will update the tables/results automatically. I manually coded a few O.V.T.N child nodes to ‘Unit of Meaning’ 108 to demonstrate that the matrix was working properly.

    One caveat, you will need to download the trail version of NVivo 10 to view this file. This is because I am travelling at the moment and don’t have NVivo 9 on the laptop I’m using on this tour. Like most software, NVivo 10 is not backward compatible. Once you see what I did, you will be able to re-create this matrix in your licenced version.

    I’m sorry about the incorrect instruction earlier as it’s much easier to read the situation when I see the project data file.

    I hope this helps!

    Kind regards,

    Ben Meehan

    The QDATRAINING Team

     

    Hi Hendrik,

    Let me deal with your second question first because it is the easiest. All you need do here is aggregate the parents (right click on the parent node and choose 'aggregate from child node' in the menu) and the coding from the child nodes will be subsumed into the parents. Then, remove the child nodes form the matrix and replace them with just the parents and you will have achieved the desired results. 

    With regard to the first question; it sounds like you did it correctly but I would need to see the data file to investigate what the problem might be. I'm going to e-mail you instructions and passwords for uploading your NVivo project file to our secure server. Once I see what you have done, I should be able to offer a solution and report back to the forum. 

    Kind regards,

    Ben Meehan

    The QDATRAINING Team

    in reply to: Organising complex dataset in NVivo 9 #2931

     

    Hi Ivana,

    Setting up an NVivo database can be a daunting task and it forces you to think about your analytical strategy as you organise your data to optimise the analysis. I think you may have complicated things a little but this is easily fixed. You don’t need case nodes for the festivals. You need an attribute for the person which links them to their festival. If a participant can be involved in multiple festivals we can deal with this by means of additional attributes. If I understand you correctly, the principal unit of analysis is the person, so we build our case nodes around each participant, link all relevant data (images for example) to their case and attributes table (classification sheet).Some studies do require more than one unit of analysis and this is technically possible in NVivo. However, it does make running queries later on a little trickier unless you are quite expereinced in NVivo and I don’t believe it’s necessary in this case based on what you said in your profile and in this post.

    As you’ve booked an hours on-line training/consultation, I will verify this when we work together on the live data next Wednesday. If I understand you correctly, my aim will be to create one set of case nodes around the interviewees, linked to their primary data and a single classification sheet.

    I will update this post If I am incorrect in these assumptions.

    Kind regards,

    in reply to: Help with searching memos #2825

    Hi Jayne,

    I'm assuming you know how to run a text search so come back to me if this assumption is incorrect. Go to queries->Project(in the tool bar)->new query->text search.

     Tick the "add to project" option in the top corner if you want to save your query as it's faster to change the word you are searching for than re-create the whole query for every search. Give your query a name if you are saving it – "Generic Text Search" for example.

    Click on the text search criteria tab and type the word(s) or phrases you wish to search for. Change the all sources drop down menu under "Of" from all sources to selected items. Click on the now active "select" button beside it and browse for the sources you wish to narrow the search to (memos in this case). 

    In the "query options" tab select which output option you want  (preview or create results a s new node as just two examples of such options). 

    Don't forget to spread your finds or you will just get the searched words coded to a node. For example, change the option from none to custom context and click on the now active "specify" window. Choose surrounding paragraph for example.

    In this example, you have now searched your memos only for key words or phrases and coded the finds including their context to a new node. Your query is now ready to be re-used for further searches

    Hope this helps but let me know if you need more clarity.

    Kind regards,

    in reply to: Find the co-occurence of words with a specific word with NVivo? #2927

    Hi Véronique,

    Well it's always going to be a little more difficult if you're not sure what you're looking for. So I'm going to suggest a couple of queries combined which should give you what you want:

    First run a text search on the specific word you want to test for co-occurrences. Spread the findings to say 'surrounding paragraph' or specify how many words you want to see either side of it. This will help to refine the proximity of associated words for the next search to follow. Create a node with the results.

    Next, run a word frequency query limiting the scope of the search to the new node only. The result will be a table of all words co-occurring with your original word and you can decide how close to the original word they should be. For example, if your original text search specified 5 words on either side, then the words displayed in your word frequency search are likely to be in the same sentence. You can decide the context you want to see. The results of the word frequency query will allow you to display the associated words in a tag cloud with the more frequently co-occurring words displayed the largest. Or a Tree Map or Cluster Analysis all available in one click on the tabs at the side of the result.

    From here you have a range of options to explore these relationships. You could for example make a set of nodes of each associated word or the more frequently co-occurring ones and intersect them in a matrix. Or use a compound query to further refine the results using more complex conditions such as preceding for example. At this point you will know which words or even phrases are co-occurring so this information will help to direct  further querying based on language use.

    I hope this helps!

    Kind regards,

     

    in reply to: Find the co-occurence of words with a specific word with NVivo? #2925

    Hi Véronique,

    Yes, you can do this with NVivo. There are a variety of means all involving queries. Here are three suggestions:

    1. Text Search using the operator 'AND'. Find word A AND word B in all or a selection of sources or nodes and specify 'spread coding to' surrounding paragraph for example 
    2. Use a compound query to further refine text searches. Use subquery 1 for first word or phrase, use subquery 2 for second word or phrase and choose from a range of operators such as NEAR, PRECEDING, SURROUNDING to define how the return will be made
    3. Use a word frequency search to build a series of nodes based on individual words. Spread the finds to surrounding paragraph or specify how many words you want to see on either side of the coded word. Then run a matrix  to see where these these nodes intersect. You can convert the cells in thee matrix to nodes for intersections that meet the search criteria. 

    The 'click here' instructions for running these searches can be found in the help files in NVivo: http://help-nv10-en.qsrinternational.com/nv10_help.htm

    Basically Véronique, you need to get to know the query tool. It's well worth while investing a little time in this regard. You will get it back many times over as these queries allow you to filter your data in an intelligent way and get just the context you want to see before you. You can interrogate your data and allow the computer to do the administrative tasks as it finds content based on a logic or condition determined by you thereby freeing up your time to interpret the data which is a much better use of you (the researcher) as a resource. The beauty of queries is that you can't hurt your data in any way. The query either works and finds the information you think may be there or it doesn't in which case there is no harm done. Once you learn these skills, you will be able to ask questions of your data very quickly indeed as these queries take no time to run. 

    I know that some people don't like searching through help files so If you like, I would be happy to give you  a live on-line demonstration of these tools on the live or tutorial data. Let me know if you would like this and we can easily arrange a day/time to to do it. 

    Kind regards,

    Hi Véronique,

    Yes you can. NVivo uses character strings to search so it will find words in either language. However, as there will be no dictionary for the language that is not included in the list, you won't be able to use the 'stem search' or synonyms while searching that language as this facility relies on the dictionary. Conversely, you can still use these facilities for the language that is included in the list. 

    Kind regards,

    in reply to: About audio file and corresponding transcription #2922

    Hi Véronique,

    This system is designed really for transcribing within NVivo and assigns the timelines automatically. If you assign them manually then you are right, NVivo will sort on the timeline. However, whereas it does appear to put them in the wrong order in "transcribe mode", once you close the audio file and reopen it in "normal mode", the timelines will appear in the correct order every time. To address your second question the only way you can ensure it appears at the bottom every time is to manually add a timeline for the very last section of tape. Then it will appear as you want to see it. However, the way I would do this would be to use an NVivo annotation instead. It will highlight the point where the interruption occurred but not break up the verbatim flow of the conversation. You will always know it's there because of the highlighting but you can switch on or off it's content at will. Also, any nodes or transcripts you print out (say to show your coding to a supervisor for example) will contain the annotation as an "End-Note". You can annotate the text or timeline or both. 

    I should add that if you don't need to synchronize the audio and transcript then you can paste the text into the timeline and as there will be no timelines in the left margin, you will not loose the order of the conversation and you can code both the text and/or audio to nodes. The only benefit of having the timelines is that when you code a segment of text, you get the corresponding audio automatically. This may or may not be important depending on the nature of your data. 

    I hope this helps but do come back to me for clarity on any of this and I will respond by return. πŸ™‚

    Kind regards,

     

    in reply to: Export issues #2920

    Hi Jeremiah,

    Okay! Sorry – I should have checked your profile. I understand the problem now! You do not need to export but to print. Go to file->print preview and tick the "include coding stripes option" and the file will print and include the coding stripes. If you have a PDF printer set up (they are free on the web) you can print to a PDF document so you have the document electronically. If you are printing to a printer, you may wish to set the print to "two up" in landscape so the stripes appear on the same page. 

    This is easier to do in version 10 as it automatically prints the stripes to the same page. More information here:

    http://www.nvivotraining.eu/content/printing-coding-stripes-nvivo-7-8-or-9

    Hope this was of some help!

    Kind regards,

    in reply to: Export issues #2915

    Hello!

    First of all, you may be confusing us with the developers of NVivo which is QSR International (www.qsrinternational.com) whereas we are an independent training and consultancy organization for researchers doing qualitative data analysis using NVivo. However, I am happy to offer any help I can. The first thing we need to do is establish if this problem is a training or technical issue. I know you say you know how to export to Word but there are several ways this can be done so can you provide the details of exactly what steps you took to export to Word please? Also, can you advise me as to which version of NVivo and which version of Word you are running? If it turns out to be a 'user' issue, we can advise you how to get the information you want and in the format you you want it in.

    If it turns out to be a technical issue rather than a training one, then we can direct you to the correct technical resource to address the matter. We will know from the details you provide, which type of issue we are dealing with so we can get you back to work as quickly as possible.   

    Hope this helps!

    Yeah! I saw that! That's great! I wasn't aware that there was a freebie out there so that's all good. For anyone watching this post, the software Véronique is referring to may be found here:

    http://www.amrtomp3converter.com/

    Kind regards,

    Hi Véronique,

    You need to convert the files to a more mainstream format such as MP3. If you don't have a converter, I'd be happy to batch convert them for you. You can of course, buy a converter on-line. However, I'd be happy to save you this expense if you don't want to buy one. If you want me to convert them let me know and I will send you some simple instructions and passwords for uploading the *.amr files to our secure server. You will receive a link back to download the MP3s. Alternatively, if you use Dropbox, we can simply share a folder and I will convert the files for you in that folder. You original *.amr files will also remain in the folder.  

    Hope this helps!

    Kind regards,

    Yes you can move your project files between various computers and you can merge projects. So for example, if you had a team project, you could have several coders working simultaneously in remote locations and share the files through a system like Dropbox. The remote project files could then be merged so everyone can see everyone else's coding, annotations, analytical memos and any other pertinent information. One caveat though. NVivo is not backward compatible. So if you were working using version 8, I could open your project in version 9 but not the other way around. If you all use the same version then there is no problem.

    Hope this helps!

    Kind regards,

     

     

    Hi Doug,

    In both cases, these are formatting issues. In the first instance, there is no threat to your coding. All you need do is paste the two missing lines into your document, format and auto-code to update your case nodes of the two new arrivals.

    In the second case, you appear to have formatted incorrectly. This has created a fundamental flaw in the database architecture which must be addressed before proceeding. You will need to delete the current case nodes that are incorrectly coded, format the original files correctly and re-create your cases. All of this work can be automated if you understand the core concepts for auto-coding. If you do not understand auto-coding (it’s the same technology that MS Word uses to create tables of contents) then you need to address this skills deficit by getting training or have someone set it up for you and then go in and see how they did it. Formatting is too complex to explain in a posting but actually not that difficult to understand when you see it done.  There are a couple of tutorials on the website (http://www.nvivotraining.eu/formatting) or http://www.nvivotraining.eu/autocoding) which might help illuminate the world of formatting. We run an NVivo set-up service which is very reasonable (€65 Euroor £54 GBP or $94 US) which may help or indeed on-line training where we log in direct onto your computer and work one-to-one with you on our live data. It’s a very efficient way to learn as it is incremental, it’s live data which is always so more meaningful and it’s interactive one-to-one with a QSR registered trainer. I hope this puts you on the right path Doug! πŸ™‚

    Kind regards,

    in reply to: Linking Memos to more than one source #2909

     

    Hi John,

    A memo can only be linked to one item. However, you can have as many 'see also links' as you like. You can have top or bottom level see also links. By this I mean, you can link the contents of a transcript a specific part of the memo or the memo as whole and you can have as many links as you like. You can see the relationships which as highlighted in pink as you read through the memo or you can view the associated text when you click on a see also linked piece of text or see an entire table of the relationships across and between all of your transcripts and memos. To do this: You can also use relationship nodes to link the memo to any number of transcripts and again you can see a table of these or display these relationships in a model.

    See also link – top level – linking a transcript to an entire memo:

    1.       Open a transcript and select the title (Interview 1 – Ben Meehan for example) or a relevant passage that you wish to link to the memo

    2.       Highlight the text and right click and choose from the right mouse menu Links->see also links->new see also link

    3.       A dialogue box appears

    4.       In the item section, click on the select button and browse to your memo

    5.       Select the 'ok' button now you will have created a top level link between that transcript and the entire memo

    6.       The selected text will be highlighted in pink and the memo displayed at the bottom of the transcript. Drilling on the memo will open it. Repeat this process to link as many transcripts as you like to this memo

    See also link – bottom level – linking a transcript to an part of the memo:

    1.       Open a transcript and select the title (Interview 1 – Ben Meehan for example) or a relevant passage that you wish to link to the memo

    2.       Highlight the text and right click and choose from the right mouse menu – copy

    3.       Go to the memo, open it and choose the part of the memo you wish to link to

    4.       Highlight the text and right click and choose from the right mouse menu – paste as see also link

    5.       The selected text will be highlighted in pink and the memo displayed at the bottom of the transcript. Drilling on the memo will open it at the exact text as defined in the link. Repeat this process to link as many transcripts as you like to various parts of this memo this memo.

    Seeing your links in a table:

    1.       Go to collections->see also links

    2.       You will see all of your relationships displayed as a table; Interview 1 –> memo 5 for example. Drilling on any row will open up both items and show where they are linked

    Using relationships

    1.       First define the relationship type

    2.       Go to classifications->relationship type->new relationship type

    3.       Define the relationship type "is represented at" for example and whether the relationship is Associative, One Way, or Symmetrical

    4.       Then go to nodes->relationships->new relationship

    5.       A dialogue box appears

    6.       Select the from and two items by clicking on the 'select' button. For example from Transcript 1 is represented at  Memo 1 – Associated

    7.       The relationship is created but this is also a node and you can code text from both the memo and transcript together at this node

    8.       Again, these relationships will be displayed at as a table and can be drilled down on

    Relationships and linking items generally are a fundamental part of qualitative data analysis. They are very important as they show the complexity of the data, the relationships across and between different parts of it, the scope of the analysis itself and they ensure we don't forget important connections we made when writing up. By using these tools you can link your thoughts between the literature, primary data, observational data and field notes and even your own thoughts and coding assumptions.

    I’ve inserted instructions on following the link below which will allow you to download both introductory level and intermediate level course workbooks which cover using memos, annotations, see also links and relationships nodes

    Hope this helps!

    Kind regards,

    in reply to: Exporting Reports #2907

    Hi Alan,

    Yes you can export to multiple formats. Right click in the report and choose 'Export Report Results'. When the dialogue box comes up to save and store your report file, you can change the 'save as type' drop down menu from the default 'MS Word Files' to XLS (Excel File) PDF, HTML, RTF or plain text.The reports are dynamic and so will change as your data change but you can save and store reports as you go using this method.

    In relation to preserving the structure, perhaps a better option would be to export the structure straight into Excel? This way you can include information like number of references or citations, number of sources or whether they had an analytical memo for example. To do this:

    1. Go to your tree nodes
    2. Expand the codes you wish to display (you can use expand/collapse->Expand all nodes if you want to report on all
    3. Right click on the top level node and choose export 'Export->Export List

    Your entire coding structure will be exported to Excel and here you can make the table look pretty perhaps as an appendix to your methodology chapter. By capturing the changes that occur in your coding structure in this way, as you move from one cycle of analysis to another, you preserve a perfect history that shows any observer how your codes changed throughout the analytical processes you subjected your data to. This evidence can be very useful for the production of a clear audit trail. 

    You can also use matrices to show how your coding structure intersects with your background information such as demographics or even co-occurrences between different parts of your coding tree. 

    Does this address your question Alan?

    Kind regards,

    Hi Austin,

    Not in this case as the same information will be combined into a node and displayed as a single cell in the matrix in exactly the same way as if they were separate cases. However, there are some queries where you may want to group a 'set' of cases or sources rather than display them as a single node. Sets are usually created to facilitate a second query to follow and some matrices would require the cases listed separately in the row or column depending on what you were intersecting them with. You can't do this with a single node. 

    Kind regards,

     

    Hi Austin,

    You can do this but not in one move within the matrix. You would need to combine two queries (effectively a compound query) to get the desired result. First, you would run a coding query (advanced) to create a ‘set’ of cases that meet your condition(s) (men with brown hair). You would then place the set(s) in the matrix in columns and the nodes you wish to cross reference against as rows. Job done!

    To do this:

    1. Create a coding query and select the ‘add to project tab’ to save it (saving means you can easily re-use it to create lots of sets that meet various conditions you may wish to explore). You could call it ‘create pre-defined set’ for example
    2. Under the ‘all selected nodes’ drop down menu, select ‘any node where’ and choose the ‘select’ button beside it to browse for the attribute Gender in this case (choose select again when the dialogue box comes up) and choose Gender = Value Male. Select okay and don’t forget to use the ‘add to list’ button to add the condition. Leaving the operator set to the default ‘AND’ repeat these steps to add your second condition Hair = Brown
    3. Go down to the ‘All sources’ drop down menu below and change this value from ‘all sources’ to ‘selected items’ and browse and tick the box beside cases
    4. Now go to the query options tab above and change the options drop down menu to ‘create as a new set’ and name the set – ‘Men with brown hair’.
    5. Run your query and your set will be created. You can see the result in ‘Collections/Sets’

    You can now use this query to create all manner of sets that meat all manner of conditions

    Now create your matrix and put the qualitatively coded codes/nodes as rows and your new set (or several sets) in the column. You now have all the power of the matrix at your disposal and you can change the values from references, to cases, to words etc…

    If you can’t follow this let me know as I’m not sure what level of user you are. I will be happy to provide greater detail in the instructions or even screen-shots if you need them. Please advise the forum if you are satisfied and this worked okay for you so others may learn from your enquiry as well.

    Kind regards,

    in reply to: Reply: Hi Hendrik, Add comment will #2902

    Not sure what's happening there! I'll e-mail you the link direct.

    Kind regards,

    in reply to: Reply: Hi Hendrik, Add comment will #2900

    Hi Heindrik,

    No you haven't gone mad – the reply button was missing πŸ™ We made some changes to the website last week and in all of the editing some user permissions got messed up. We only allow replies form logged in members to prevent spammers and the allow reply button was left unchecked rsulting in your not being granted access to the reply option. So thank you for bringing that to our atttention.

    I see now that it's the percentage of the total source file you want. Would this report give you what you need? The first source is Peter which is an audio file and the 'coverage field' is the duration. Peter was coded from the timeline as you have already pointed out. This is a standard node summary report but thay are customisable as well. Does this give you what you need?

    http://www.qdatraining.eu/downloads/Coding_Summary_Report_Heindrik.docx 

    Kind regards,

    in reply to: Exploring videos’ coding in shorter episodes? #2898

     

    The answer to both questions is yes and depending how your video has been set up after import, you could even automate the process. Let’s deal with your first question initially. If you insert a customizable column into your video (You can see an example of this in the pre-loaded NVivo tutorial project that comes with the software. If you look in interviews/Ken or interviews/Betty and Paul) where the column was called “speakers” and the name was then inserted as each participant speaks. In the tutorial, the video has been transcribed verbatim in NVivo but you could do this just as easily without the transcription by simply looking at the video and inserting the speakers as the talk. If you right click on Ken and select the autocode option you can, in one click, create a node for each speaker and each speaker’s content will be automatically coded there. Then you can see references and coverage just for that speaker. The same process can also be applied to themes as opposed to speakers.

    To insert a customizable column:

    1.       Go to file/info/project properties

    2.       Click on the audio/video tab

    3.       Select he video sub-tab

    4.       Select the ‘new’ button

    5.       Name your column (speaker for example)

    Your column is now created and will appear in your video when opened.

    To insert the names in the relevant places:

    1.       Open the video and click on the ‘click to edit’ button

    2.       Click on the transcribe button in the media toolbar

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    3.       Press play – the video will play and insert the opening time line automatically

    4.       When the speaker changes – press stop (not pause)

    5.       The finishing time line will be automatically inserted

    6.       Enter the speaker identifier in the customizable column

    7.       Press play and a new row will be created and the next time line entered automatically

    8.       Repeat this process for each speaker

    9.       When all speakers have been tagged – use the auto coder as outlined in the opening paragraph to create the codes for each speaker.

    If you don’t want to use the customizable columns and auto coder, you could simply manually code the speakers to their respective codes and you will achieve the same end result.

     

    To answer your second question, you can filter the coding stripes to see whatever codes you want to see. You don’t mention in your posting if you have set up case nodes and linked your background information (demographics for example) to them? If you have then follow these steps:

    1.       Go to view/coding stripes/selected items

    2.       Browse for your case nodes and select all

    3.       Your speakers will be shown as coding stripes

    Equally, you can filter to see specific themes or codes (thematic nodes) using the same steps

    If you have not set up case nodes, you might want to give this serious consideration as you are ruling out an entire layer of possible analysis without them. With one-to-one interviews, this process is simple and takes seconds. With focus groups or source files with multiple participants, follow the earlier steps to create case nodes and then link them to your classifications. See the following tutorial for doing this:

    http://www.qdatraining.eu/people

    I hope this helps to address your problem but if I have been unclear or you have further questions, do come back to me and I will follow up.

    Kind regards,

    in reply to: Exploring videos’ coding in shorter episodes? #2896

    Hi Palunen,

     

    I'm really not understanding the question here I'm afraid! What kind of queries are you trying to run? Is it that you just want to break up the source video into smaller clips? If so, this is eminently doable whilst retaining your original coding of the bigger video clip. Can you send mea more detailed description of the processes you are engaged in and I'm sure I will be able to give you simple enough instructions to achieve your desired outcomes. Sorry I cannot give you more information than this just now but I am very unclear from your posting as to exactly what the problem is πŸ™

     

    Kind regards,

    in reply to: Adding people to classification for focus groups #2894

     

    Hi Lindsey,

    Nvivo can track people back to their sources and focus groups as you have described. However, as you have multiple people in a source document, you have to use the auto-code facility to create the ‘case nodes’ that hold each participants contribution which is, in turn, linked to their demographic or background profile. You will need to watch the following tutorials:

    http://www.nvivotraining.eu/people

    http://www.nvivotraining.eu/autocoding

    The concepts of auto coding and case nodes can be tricky if you have not had any training. However, if you get the concepts, the mechanics of setting up your cases is not at all difficult and always automatable.

    I suggest that if you can’t figure it out from the tutorials, you should make contact with us. We can post specific instructions on the forum (free) or arrange a brief on-line training session direct to your desk top which is one to one and involves an Nvivo expert working with you direct using your live data. It costs €65 per hour and you can book here:

    http://www.nvivotraining.eu/book

    You could also avail of our Nvivo database setup service which costs €65 and we will do it for you. Details here:

    http://www.nvivotraining.eu/set-up

    By the way, there are specific tools in Nvivo for conducting a framework analysis which you might want to check out? More info here:

    http://www.nvivotraining.eu/framework

     

    Hope this helps!

    Kind regards,

    in reply to: getting started #2892

     

    Hi Joe,

    I’m not sure from your posting if you fully understand what Dragon Naturally Speaking actually does. You have to train the software to your voice. You play the tape through your earphones and repeat what you are hearing while the programme types. It does not punctuate properly (even worse with interviews because people don’t talk in sentences so the transcript needs to be punctuated to bring it to life). It frequently types a completely different word to the one you just said. So there is considerable time involved correcting and punctuating sentences. I think the package is great for people with no keyboard skills but I also believe that a touch typist would work just as fast without it. There is no doubt that there can be great merit in transcribing yourself because it is like a round of coding. You become much more familiar with the data before you ever start to code and analyse. Many people do outsource transcription services for a variety of reasons and there are lots of services out there that do this including ours.

    Hope this helps!

    Kind regards,

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