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Below are brief outlines of past workshops to give you a taste of what’s possible.

Two-day introductory workshop
One-day workshop with follow-up clinic
One-day introductory workshop
Research group training
Project consultancy
Introduction to NVivo for postgraduates

Two-day introductory workshopuob-logo-grey-transparent

Aim: To provide a comprehensive overview of NVivo 10, demonstrating the potential of the software and giving researchers hands-on practice at experimenting with the main features using their own data.

Participants: 14 researchers and PhD students from the Departments of Health, Social & Policy Sciences, Politics and the School of Management, University of Bath. Funded by the Researcher-Led Innovation Fund and the Tobacco Control Research Group.

Duration: 2 consecutive days.

Day 1:

  • Introduction to Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis, including processes involved, advantages, limitations and participants’ expectations and concerns.
  • Demonstration of how NVivo has been used in different research projects and what it can do, followed by a discussion of features in which the participants had particular interest.
  • Instruction on: creating a new project, importing and organising sources, creating memos, coding data, classifying data, running simple and complex queries.
  • Time for practice and experimentation with participants’ own data with individual attention from the instructor.
  • Discussion of participants’ preferences for focus during Day 2.

Day 2:

  • Review of previous day and emerging questions.
  • Instruction on: working with external sources, connecting with other software packages such as EndNote, importing from social media, transcription, auto-coding, working with sets, using links and annotations, creating framework matrices, developing relationships and models, using colours, exploring charts, generating reports and using NVivo for teamwork.
  • Time for practice and experimentation with participants’ own data with individual attention from the instructor.
  • Questions and review.

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One-day workshop with follow-up clinicUniversity of Bristol logo

Aim: To provide a grounding in NVivo to staff and students with varied experience of using the software, allowing one-on-one time with the instructor to focus on each participant’s individual requirements and data.

Participants: 14 members of staff and research students at Bristol Law School.

Duration: 2 days, 1 week apart.

Day 1:

  • Introduction to Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis, including processes involved, advantages, limitations and participants’ expectations and concerns.
  • Overview of NVivo using a pre-loaded sample project.
  • Working with sample data, instruction on: using the NVivo workspace, creating a project, importing, creating and organising different kinds of sources, coding data, running text search, word frequency, coding and matrix coding queries, classifying data using attributes, working with sets and creating framework matrices.
  • Time to practise what has been learnt and experiment with: queries, collections, relationships, models, charts, reports and extracts.
  • Questions, review and arrangements for Day 2.

Day 2: Individual clinic-style sessions of one hour for each participant, focusing on how to make the best use of NVivo for their own research project and addressing specific questions about working with their data.

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One-day introductory workshop

Triple LineCDS logoAim: To introduce NVivo to researchers and consultants with little or no experience of the software, covering the main features and allowing time for practice on sample data.

Participants: 12 researchers from the Assessing Rural Transformations project and Triple Line Consulting Ltd.

Duration: 1 day

Content:

  • Introduction to Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis, including processes involved, advantages, limitations and participants’ expectations and concerns.
  • Demonstration of how NVivo has been used in different research projects and what it can do, enabling participants to identity features of particular interest.
  • Instruction on: creating a new project, importing and organising sources, creating memos and memo links, working with external sources, coding and auto-coding data, classifying data and running simple and complex queries.
  • Time for practice and experimentation with sample data with individual attention from the instructor.
  • Questions and review.

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Research group trainingCDAS logo

Aim: To introduce members of a research group to NVivo with a focus on the possibilities for their particular research.

Participants: 4 members of the Centre for Death & Society at the start of a new research project.

Duration: 4 hours.

Content:

  • Brief introduction to Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis, including processes involved, advantages, limitations and participants’ expectations and concerns.
  • Brief demonstration of how NVivo has been used in different research projects and what it can do, enabling participants to identity features of particular interest.
  • Working with the group’s pilot data, instruction on: creating a new project, importing and organising sources, creating memos and memo links, working with external sources, coding and auto-coding data, classifying data and running queries, incorporating time for group discussion and questions.

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Project consultancymokoro

Aim: To advise members of a research consultancy on the use of NVivo for a specific project.

Participants: 4 members of the international development consultancy Mokoro.

Duration: 4 hours.

Content: Advice on the use of NVivo for a particular phase of a complex, long-term development research project in Ethiopia, based on the client’s research objectives, approach and data requirements. The discussion included recommendations on pre-formatting methodological tools in order to facilitate coding; organising, coding and querying data within NVivo; and how best to set up and use the software within the research team.

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Introduction to NVivo for postgraduatesUniversity of Bath logo

Aim: Building on a previous introduction to CAQDAS, to provide Masters students with an overview of NVivo and its potential for their current projects and future research, as part of their understanding of the research process.

Participants: 30 Masters of Research students in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Bath.

Duration: 2 3-hour sessions, 1 week apart.

Session 1:

  • Review of Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis, including processes involved, how it fits within the research process, advantages, limitations and participants’ expectations and concerns.
  • Demonstration of how NVivo has been used in different research projects and what it can do.
  • Working with sample data, instruction on: creating a new project, importing and organising sources, creating nodes, creating memos, coding and auto-coding data, classifying data and running basic queries, incorporating time to practise and experiment.

Session 2:

  • Review of previous session, including questions emerging during the week.
  • Working with sample data, instruction on: running complex queries, using sets and links, transcription, working with external data, connecting with other software packages such as EndNote, importing from websites and social media, working with framework matrices, developing relationships and models and exploring charts, incorporating time to practise and experiment.
  • Questions and review.

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