Organizing and Analyzing Qualitative Data with NVivo 10
An ISSR two-day workshop at UMass
9:00 am to 2:00 pm June 5-6, 2013
Location: ISSR Training Lab: Machmer W37E
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*This workshop is now full. You can still register to be placed on a waiting list. Individuals on the waitlist will be notified if space becomes available*
For researchers working with qualitative data of all kinds – from interview recordings and field notes to video and images – NVivo offers a platform to organize, analyze, and parse through large amounts of information. NVivo has a flexible coding structure that allows you to make up new themes as you code. You can track your ideas using memos and annotations, and you can link similarly themed items together. NVivo’s powerful query engine allows you to easily look for patterns in your data – pulling out various slices and seeing how they are related. You can present these results visually (e.g., in a tag cloud or word tree) or in a tabular format that is exportable into spreadsheet or statistical software.
This two-day workshop will get you started using NVivo to code and analyze qualitative data. The first day will focus on the basics: importing, organizing, classifying, and coding your data. This session is aimed at researchers who have never used NVivo and need help getting started with coding. The second day will focus on analysis: using a variety of queries to parse coded data. These analysis tools and techniques will be helpful to researchers who have used NVivo and have started coding. Users who already have some data to code will find these workshops to be the most beneficial, but sample data is available for those who do not have a full set of data.
Software note: NVivo 10 is currently available free of charge to all UMass Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty, staff, and graduate students through a licensing agreement negotiated by ISSR. It is available at reduced cost to other departments outside of SBS. For more information, please visit the ISSR webpage (umass.edu/issr). NVivo currently runs only on the Windows operating system. Please contact OIT for help installing NVivo on a Mac. A Mac-specific version of NVivo is slated for release in late 2013.
Cost: $100 faculty, $40 graduate students (includes lunch)
Workshop Leader: Jackie Stein
Jackie Stein is a doctoral student in the Sociology Department at UMass-Amherst. She used NVivo to organize, code, and analyze hundreds of pages of union contracts as an RA on an NSF-funded research project studying union negotiations about working time. She has intensive experience with NVivo, has taught workshops on its use, trained people one-on-one, and consulted with researchers on using NVivo for their projects.