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  1. Is there any easy way to turn off the sources and references columns while coding an interview in NVIVO 11 for Windows? (see attached screenshot) They take up valuable screen space, making it more difficult to see the nodes that I am working with. If there is any easy way to turn these off while coding, it would be really helpful. Thanks for any suggestions.
  2. I'm trying to open an NVIVO file from 2014 (probably NVIVO 9, or possibly 10) in NVIVO 11, and when I try to open the file, I get a message stating that the file has been created with an older version of NVIVO and needs to be converted. When I attempt to do the file conversion, I am asked to select a filename for the converted project. I selected the file that I need to convert (after making a backup copy) and then clicked convert. I then get an error message stating "The NVIVO for Mac Project can't be converted. It was created by an older or a newer version of NVIVO for Mac." I am ru
  3. I'm having the exact same problem as Woot. This started after an upgrade from NVIVO 9 to 10. Did anyone find a solution to this problem? Thanks!
  4. Hi. I have run matrix query by selecting a a few attributes for my rows (e.g. company industry sectors like materials, financial services, etc.), and some nodes form my columns (i.e. different types of events that have impacted those companies, e.g. earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.) The query gives me a nice table showing the number of coding references for each industry sector (materials, financial services, etc.) and the corrresponding type of events impacting that sector (e.g. earthquakes, hurricanes). My question: Is it is possible to have NVIVO list the results of the matrix query,
  5. Problem solved. It turned out that I had two sources in my classification sheet where I hadn't uploaded the corresponding interviews into NVIVO, so it put these sources in the external folder. After I imported the two external data sources into NVIVO, and reimported my classification sheet, everything worked perfectly. I'm really glad to see this went so smoothly.
  6. Hi, I recently imported a classification sheet (in Excel format) using the "import classification sheet wizard" and the "source" option. The Excel classification sheet seems to have successfully imported, but in the import process, NVIVO changed the order of the original columns in classification sheet. Is there any way to change the order of the columns in NVIVO back to the original order that exists in my original Excel classification sheet? Thanks for your suggestions. Matthew
  7. In order to run queries on the individuals in my interview sample based on the "size of the companies" that they work for, I would like to organize my company data (i.e. number of employees, total revenue, etc.) in MS Excel into ranges (e.g. for employees: 1-1000, 1,001-5,000, 5,001-10,000 etc.). What is the best way to do this? Should I create multiple "No. of Employee columns" (e.g. 1-1,000, 1,001-10,000, etc.) in Excel and then put the attribute values "Yes" or "No" in each column. (The first and second columns in the spreadsheet contain the "name of the individual," and the "company th
  8. Thanks for the suggestions Mohammad! I find have a node folder for each of my questions helps to focus the coding and prevent the generation of too many codes. Later I plan to go back and integrate all of the nodes in the folders into a single hierarchy. Thanks again for the suggestions!
  9. To clarify my question above, I am finding that it is sometimes helpful to focus on coding the interview responses to one question, before moving on and coding the the interview responses to a subsequent question. Clustering the nodes for a given question in separate folders seems like a helpful preliminary strategy for identifying a smaller, core subset of nodes, without having to think about the nodes for the entire project. Just curious if others have used such a strategy, and what the pluses and minuses might be.
  10. As a coding strategy, does it make sense to use separate node folders for the nodes associated with responses to different interview questions, i.e. create a node folder for Question 1, another folder for Q2, etc. The advantage that I can see with this approach is that you can store all of your nodes for a particular question in one place. You can also limit the number of nodes that you need to work with at one time, by focusing on only those nodes related to the responses for a particular question. The drawbacks are that you might not as readily see the relationships between your nodes becaus
  11. What is the best way to handle a situation where you encounter a topic/issue in an interview that is related to one of your existing nodes, but contains a slightly different shade of meaning? If I capture every new issue/topic, I end up having too many nodes. On the other hand, if I code the reference at one of my existing nodes, I fear that the topic could easily get lost. Are there good alternatives to creating new nodes in such cases? For instance, could you create a memo link and use it to record the main issue or idea, or use some other type of link, like an annotation link for this p
  12. Is it safe/advisable to work on a project using a remote desktop connection with an individual, licensed copy of NVIVO9 running on a server? (I am not running NVIVO server). A colleague of mine mentioned the other day that there is a danger of your NVIVO file becoming corrupted when working off of a server space, and that it is safer to always work off of hard drive (and then to back up to the server). I would appreciate any suggestions about whether it is safer to work on a file using a remote desktop connection or a hard drive. Thanks! MH
  13. Thanks Sue for the helpful reply, and Mark for the very helpful link. I give the link (Node Wrangling 101) "5 stars" for concision and overall helpfulness!
  14. In the example that you provide above of coding at the question and the answer, would "Question 1" be a child node of "Interview Questions" and "Attitude" be a child node of "Question 1." In other words, would the coding tree look like the following? Questions --Question 1 ----Attitudes -------Positive -------Negative --Question 2
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