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NVivo for your literature reviews

NVivo for your literature reviews

NVivo has advanced features that can help qualitative researchers, but it can also help with analytical writing. In this workshop we focus on literature reviews, but the techniques and discussions we cover in the workshop can also be used when writing articles, conference papers, and student assignments. This is because NVivo helps you organize and “code” (categorize) your literature, identify concepts and visualize relationships between them and document your method. It can also be helpful in generating hypotheses and generally getting an overview of your project. 

At the end of the workshop participants will have learned and practised:

  • setting-up an NVivo project: importing data from reference managers, creating folders, using case nodes, classifications attributes and 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’, and memoing
  • performing queries and creating frameworks to allow you to compare coded material across different demographics or among themes


Preperation for the workshop
Prior to the course, you must install the newest version of NVivo on your computer. Download and registration for students from the University of Copenhagen is via the UCPH Software Library. In the Software Library download "NVivo 13 for Windows" or "NVivo for Mac M1chip (you do not need a M1-chip). You are also required to import a sample set of PDF articles into your reference manager. 

Please find more information about how to prepare for the course HERE.


Workshop design
The teaching is based on the PC version of NVivo, where especially for literature reviews the program works best. The Mac-version of the programme is not on the same level as the PC version, but you can of course attend the course with a Mac but there will be some functions not available for you to use. 

The workshop "NVivo for your literature reviews" builds on participants’ knowledge gained from the introductory course - NVivo - Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) / Introduktion til kvalitativ dataanalyse-software (QDAS). The introductory course is offered multiple times throughout the year in both Danish and English. If you are interested in working with interview data in NVivo, please attend the advanced NVivo course NVivo og interviewdata

The course requires a minimum of six participants.

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Course location: SAMF: Faculty Library for the Social Sciences, Gothersgade 140, 1123 København K

/Lorna Wildgaard (lowi@kb.dk) 

10:30 - 12:30
Time Zone:
Central European Time (change)
KUB Datalab - Samf
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Registration is required. There are 12 seats available.

Event Organizer

Lorna Wildgaard