Introduction to NVivo for qualitative and mixed-methods analysis - online course
|University of Surrey|
Dr Sarah Bulloch
17/06/2021 - 18/06/2021
Online course organised by
Day courses in Social Research
NVivo is a powerful software for the qualitative and mixed-methods analysis of text, audio, video, survey and social media data.
This two day course provides a comprehensive overview of NVivo and an opportunity for participants to practice tasks using their own data, where appropriate. The focus is on gaining confidence in setting up a project efficiently, managing and organising data, exploring and conceptualising data and interrogating and visualising data.
The course combines discussion, demonstration and hands-on work, including:
During the first day sample data are used to become familiar with tools, and the whole group follows common tasks together and practices exercises individually. Work is structured to provide step-by-step support.
During the second day participants set up their own NVivo project and work with their own research materials, where available. The first part of the day focusses on translating the tasks covered in day one into practice. Individuals and teams work independently, with support from the tutor. The remainder of the day focuses on experimenting with more sophisticated uses of tools. Possibilities and implications are discussed, demonstrated and practiced.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own research materials to work with (this could include transcribed primary data, literature files, reports pertinent to the project, etc.), although sample materials can also be provided.
Please note: The tutor will demonstrate using the new NVivo for Windows (released March 2020) Participants using the new NVivo or its predecessor, NVivo v.12 for Window or Mac are welcome to attend but the course focuses on functions available in the Windows version of the new NVivo, which are not all the same for the Mac version. For product details see the QSR International website.
You are required to read the NVivo review (PDF) before attending this course.
Requirements for online workshops
This course is delivered online using Zoom. In order to attend you will need a computer (Mac or Windows) that has access to the internet, and a microphone (inbuilt or external). We encourage participants to share their image using a webcam to foster dialogue and interaction, but this is not a requirement.
You will need NVivo installed and working on your computer ahead of the session to get the most out of the workshop. If you do not currently have access to the software, the joining instructions to the course will provide details on how to access a 14 day free trial, closer to the time. This course assumes participants have a broad understanding of qualitative and/or mixed methods methodologies, but assumes no prior knowledge about NVivo.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
Various, see our webpage
Website and registration
Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Mixed Methods Data Handling and Data Analysis
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