REGISTRATION CLOSED: Online ISSR Summer Methodology Workshop | Introduction to NVivo 12 for Mac: Uploading, Coding, and Analyzing Qualitative Data | Eric Griffith & Erica Kowsz

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Online Event - Login credentials via email for registered participants

****We are pleased to informally report that UMass Amherst plans to renew the NVivo software license for an additional 3 years. Official details will be provided later in the summer.****

Registration for this workshop is closed.

This workshop will be offered online.

This 3-morning (12-hour) workshop will get you up and running with coding and analyzing your qualitative data in NVivo 12 for Mac.

(While this workshop will equip users to work on any NVivo platform, we offer a separate NVivo for Windows workshop on June 21-23 that may be preferable for Windows users.)

The first day will focus on the basics: importing, organizing, and beginning to code your data (text documents, surveys, web pages, videos and audio). The second day, we'll discuss linking categorical data (e.g. demographic information) and how to effectively integrate it into your project/analyses. The third day will focus on analysis -- we will discuss the various types of queries and when to implement them.

Instructors: Eric Griffith and Erica Kowsz

Dr. Erica Kowsz is a teacher and researcher, who loves mentoring students and faculty in research design and data analysis methods. After defending her dissertation in the Department of Anthropology at UMass Amherst in December 2021, she has taken on a new role as Assistant Director for Fellowships at Wesleyan University’s Fries Center for Global Studies, where she also teaches senior undergraduates pursuing the Center's Global Engagement Minor. Her own research combines ethnography, policy and legal analysis, and archival work, so she has extensive experience working with multiple data types within qualitative data analysis software.

Dr. Eric Griffith received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as an MA in psychology from Boston University. He completed his dissertation fieldwork in central Mexico, focusing on the experiences of familial caregivers for people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Eric’s research interests include biocultural anthropology, dementia, cognitive aging, health disparities, and mixed methods research. As a postdoctoral fellow with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University, Eric is working on the NIH-funded project “The influence of religion/spirituality on Alzheimer’s Disease and its related dementias (ADRD) for African Americans."

Questions? For more information about this or any of the ISSR Summer Methodology Workshops, please contact ISSR Director of Research Methods Programs Jessica Pearlman (

Registration for this workshop is closed.



Important: If you are registering for more than one workshop, please submit a separate registration form for each workshop, and select the appropriate fee for the length of your workshop and your academic and institutional status. We apologize for the inconvenience, but if the incorrect fee is selected your registration will be have to be resubmitted. Your original registration will be canceled and your fee returned to you.

Five College Students and Faculty

  • Five College Undergraduate and Graduate Students:  $150/person
  • Five College Faculty and Staff:  $250/person

Non-Five College Students and Faculty

  • Non-Five College Undergraduate and Graduate Students:  $275/person
  • Non-Five College Faculty, Staff and Other Professional:  $400/person

Registration note: The Five Colleges include: UMass Amherst, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College. Registration closes for each workshop 2 full business days prior to the start date. If paying with departmental funds or personal checks, contact Sue Falcetti (

Cancellation note: In cases where enrollment is 5 or less, we reserve the right to cancel the workshop.  In cases where the registrant cancels prior to the workshop, a full refund will be given with two weeks notice, and 50% refund will be given with one week notice.  We will not be able to refund in cases where registrant does not notify us of cancellation at least one week prior to the beginning date of the workshop.