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Course description

This one day practical workshop for staff and postgraduate researchers focuses on providing an overview of the uses and functionality of NVivo. You will be shown how to set up projects efficiently in order to get started effectively, and will gain experience in straightforward uses of tools for analytic purposes whilst having an eye on longer term possibilities and more sophisticated uses. Sample data is used throughout and the course comprises a balance between demonstration, hands-on practice and discussion.

  • Using NVivo to support qualitative data analysis - principles and overview (PowerPoint presentation)

  • Using NVivo #1 (Step by step hands-on exercises)

a) Setting up projects to reflect research design

b) Coding data - approaches and practices

c) Exploring content using word frequency and text search tools

  • Using NVivo #2 - (Step by step hands-on exercises)

a) Retrieving and outputting coded data

b) Organising data using classifications and attributes

  • Using NVivo #3 - (Demonstration and discussion)

a) Sets as spaces to grow ideas

b) Matrix queries to interrogate patterns


This course is provided by an external trainer and IT Services are covering the cost for attendees. Please note that a non-attendance penalty of £70 will be payable if a registered participant does not inform IT Services of non-attendance at least 24 hours before the course date or does not attend the course on the day.


Course dates

No courses are scheduled at present.

Some links to documentation and training material are available on the IT Services software web pages.

The book Qualitative Analysis Using NVivo: The Five-Level QDA Method by Christina Silver may also be of help.

How to book

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