This hands-on workshop assumes basic familiarity with qualitative research, but is not based in any specific tradition. At the end of this workshop, participants will be familiar with the basic architecture of NVivo and able to:
Set up and manage an NVivo project
Create, import and manage sources (data, notes and possibly literature
Code data and manage a coding structure
Make links between project items
Make and use attributes such as demographic characteristics
Participants will be given a workbook that can function as a manual. The workshop and the book use as examples the tutorial ‘Environmental Change Down East’ project that comes with NVivo, but participants are encouraged to work with their own data if they wish to do so. The workshop will use NVivo10 for PCs, but the workbook contains notes on NVivo10 for Macs. Anyone who prefers to use their own laptop may bring it to the workshop but will need to download the program before the workshop- a free 30 day demonstration licence is available from QSR, the software company that makes NVivo.
Dr Helen Marshall, who learned qualitative research in the days when it was done ‘by hand’ (or in her case by index card). Her areas of research include voluntary childlessness, work-family balance and the impact of programs like NVivo on qualitative analysis. She has trained undergraduate and postgraduate students in the use of NVivo at RMIT, ACU, Deakin, VU and Melbourne University.