Nvivo Workshop: Part I

Another very helpful resource offered by the University. This was a 3h session, which gave a pretty straightforward introduction to using Nvivo. It seems like using Nvivo for my data analysis will be a good idea. The software offers some great features; whereas some might use NVivo as a data archive or storage tool, others might do pretty much their entire project within the software. I really like that one can upload pretty much any type of data, thus allowing very flexible and complex forms of data display and data analysis. Particularly interesting seems the Ncapture tool, which allows users to import data straight from the Internet. This might be useful when tapping into Social Media. Nvivo can also be used to store and manage field notes, which will be pretty handy for Ethnographers. Further, themes (or nodes) can be colour-coded. This makes the organization of big chunks of data a lot easier. Also, when analyzing data from various respondents, NVivo offers some neat tools to compare and contrast relevant data. I’ll try to visit the other workshops, too.

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