Nvivo for your literature reviews
Please note: This is a beginners training course in Nvivo for your literature reviews. The sample dataset and discussions are drawn from the health sciences, but researchers and students from all faculties are of course welcome. Generic courses in Nvivo that introduce basic functions are also available, such as NVivo - NVivo - Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) / Introduktion til kvalitativ dataanalyse-software (QDAS). There will be some overlap between the courses.
We also ask you to complete a set of introductory exercises before course start, that you can read about HERE.
In this short course, you will be introduced to the NVivo12 software. NVivo is a programme that can be used in analysis of qualitative survey data, interviews, focus group discussions as well as content analysis of text from many other different resources. Nvivo aids you in organising and/or “coding” (categorize) your empirical material or literature and visualizing relationships in your data. It can also be helpful when you want to transcribe audio- or video files, generate hypotheses and generally getting an overview of your project.
In this workshop, we focus only on Nvivo in literature reviews using articles in PDF form.
At the end of the course participants will have learned and practised:
- Setting-up an NVivo project: importing data from reference managers, creating folders, using case nodes and classifications and working with code books.
- Using basic analysis features of NVivo: creating parent and child nodes, coding to nodes, reviewing and changing coding, annotations, applying ‘see also links’, memoing, performing queries, using coding visualizations to inform your search strategies, matrices and using project maps.
NVivo does not analyze qualitative data for the researcher but rather can enhance the researcher’s analytical capacity by providing the means to efficiently store, sort and look for patterns in diverse forms of data. Training in NVivo is not a substitute for qualitative research training.
The teaching is based on the PC version of NVivo, where the program works best. The Mac-version of the programme is not on the same level as the PC version, but you can attend the course with a Mac. Likewise, there can even be small differences in the PC versions of NVivo as NVivo is frequently updated. We’ll take all this in our stride during the workshop.
The course requires a minimum of six participants.