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Introduction to NVivo

Marie-Hélène Paré
info@mariehelenepare.com

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Marie-Hélène Paré teaches qualitative research methods at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and is a freelance methodologist in qualitative data analysis.

She was educated in Quebec, Beirut and Oxford where she read social work. A clinician by training, she worked as a mental health officer in humanitarian missions for MSF, MDM and UNWRA in psychosocial aid programs for survivors of war trauma in East Africa and the Middle East. Her clinical work led her to research the harm that INGOs can do in the name of doing good when imposing Western paradigms in culturally and politically different contexts.

She is an NVivo Certified Platinum Trainer and is part of the NVivo Academy training team for the NVivo online courses. Marie-Hélène is a sought-after methodologist, having taught qualitative data analysis in more than fifty universities and research centres worldwide, including universities in Qatar and Iran.

Since 2009, she teaches the introductory and advanced courses in qualitative data analysis at the ECPR Methods Schools and teaches similar courses the IPSA-NUS Summer School in Singapore. Her methodological interests span from advances in qualitative data analysis, qualitative systematic reviews, postcolonial epistemology and participatory methodologies. You can read more about Marie-Hélène here.

  @TheQualAnalyst

Course Dates and Times

Monday 2 ꟷ Friday 6 August 2021
2 hours of live teaching per day
08:30am - 10:30am CET

Prerequisite Knowledge

Although no previous knowledge of NVivo is required, you should have some familiarity with qualitative research.

This course is for both NVivo for Windows and Mac.


Short Outline

This course provides a highly interactive online teaching and learning environment, using state of the art online pedagogical tools. It is designed for a demanding audience (researchers, professional analysts, advanced students) and capped at a maximum of 16 participants so that the teaching team can cater to the specific needs of each individual.

Purpose of the course

This course teaches the basic and advanced features of NVivo for qualitative data analysis. You will learn to set-up an NVivo project, organise a qualitative dataset, manage your literature review, autocode data and code data inductively, seek patterns and identify relationships across themes and cases and present qualitative findings using visualisations.

The course uses the latest version of NVivo (version R1) for Mac and Windows. Given that NVivo for Mac currently does not have all the features of NVivo for Windows, if you are a Mac user and want to learn all the features that will be taught at the course, you must attend the course using a PC. You can download the 14-day free trial of NVivo for Mac or Windows here.


Long Course Outline

Key topics covered

This course is designed for researchers who plan to use NVivo to manage, code, and analyse qualitative data in the context of academic research, public policy and not-for-profit applied research.

This is the course you need if you want to learn the added value of using qualitative software to manage large amounts of data efficiently, triangulate different data sources seamlessly, improve the auditability of your research and conduct your analysis in a rigorous and transparent manner.

The course is structured around four modules that follow the logical sequence of a qualitative journey. You will learn to import and organise a qualitative dataset in NVivo; manage your literature review; autocode structured data and code data inductively, work with cases and variables; seek patterns and identify relationship across themes and cases; present findings using visualisations, coordinate teamwork and report the analysis process in theses or articles. The course is entirely hands-on and uses sample data to learn NVivo’s functionalities.

Note that this course does not teach how to use of NVivo for specific analytical methods such as thematic analysis, content analysis, grounded theory, etc. For such course, see Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis that I will teach in Week 3 of the Summer School.

Outside class hours, you will have the opportunity to work on your own data or articles of your literature review if you have not collected data yet, and address troubleshooting issues you might have with regard to your analysis in NVivo with the course teaching assistant.

How the course will work online

The course combines asynchronous pre-class assignments, such as readings and watching pre-recorded videos, as well as daily 2-hour live sessions with Zoom. To prevent Zoom fatigue and boredom, the course pedagogy includes small group work, short focused tasks and troubleshooting exercises using a range of online apps that support collective work and participant engagement with the course content.


Additional Information

Disclaimer

This course description may be subject to subsequent adaptations (e.g. taking into account new developments in the field, participant demands, group size, etc). Registered participants will be informed at the time of change.

By registering for this course, you confirm that you possess the knowledge required to follow it. The instructor will not teach these prerequisite items. If in doubt, please contact us before registering.