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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

Four identical one-day courses are offered in September 2017. Choose from:

  • Course 1: Monday 25 September 2017, 09.30-16.30 in James G/169
  • Course 2: Tuesday 26 September 2017, 09.30-16.30 in Ron Cooke Hub RCH/018
  • Course 3: Thursday 28 September 2017, 09.30-16.30 in Law & Management LMB/008
  • Course 4: Friday 29 September 2017, 09.30-16.30 in Law & Management LMB/008
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