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  1. Announcing new online qualitative analysis course from SdG Associates 10 week course - 18 April-20 June 2011 This course will focus on the analysis process involved when using NVivo (or any other CAQDAS software) to support the analysis of qualitative data. The philosophy of the course is that the use of software should not be seen as an 'add-on' but should be integrated into the whole approach to analysis. This course will give you the framework to justify the use of software to support qualitative data analysis and to represent your research design in NVivo. It will enable you to develop an analysis strategy using software tools appropriate to your research questions and to use the affordances in the software to aid reflection and the development of writing. This course is suitable for post-graduate students, academics and researchers new to using a software package to support qualitative analysis. The course is aimed at those about to start a research project using NVivo or who have already started a project using NVivo. You will be working with a small amount of your own data (three or four pieces of data - they can be textual, graphic or video). You do not need to have any experience of any software package but you should have some experience or knowledge of traditional ways of analyzing qualitative data. The course is mostly asynchronous so you can fit it into your schedule during the 10 weeks it is running. See further details on the QSR Calendar http://forums.qsrinternational.com/index.php?app=calendar&module=calendar&cal_id=1&do=showevent&event_id=567 or email Silvana di Gregorio at silvana@sdgassociates.com Dr. di Gregorio also runs face to face two day intensive introductions to NVivo 9 in London, UK and Boston, USA. Dates: Boston: 14-15 March 2011 and 11-12 July 2011; London: 14-15 April 2011 and 13-14 June 2011. Further information on QSR Calendar.
  2. There are still places on the following workshops. SdG Associates will be running the following workshops: Boston, USA Intensive Introduction to NVIVO 8 - 15-16 March 2010 London, UK Intensive Introduction to NVIVO 8 - 26-27 April 2010 All aspects of the software will be covered with special emphasis on how you use NVIVO in practice - working in an iterative way, moving between coding, reflection in memos and holistic approaches to analysis. Participants will be able to work on setting up their own project on the second half of the second day. Course handbooks are included with each workshop. . SdG Associates also run on-site workshops. These can be customised for students or for research teams. On-line booking at www.sdgassociates.com or e-mail: Marion Deason The principles of SdG Associates' training have been elaborated in the book: Silvana di Gregorio and Judith Davidson (2008) Qualitative Research Design for Software Users, Open University Press (McGraw-Hill Education). For more information and ordering see: http://mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335225217.html(UK and the rest of the world except North America); http://www.openupusa.com/html/0335225217.html (North America) Best wishes, Silvana Silvana di Gregorio, PhD SdG Associates T/F +44 (0)20 8806 1001 E silvana@sdgassociates.com W www.sdgassociates.com
  3. Silvana is reminding members that SdG Associates will be running the following workshops: London, UK Intensive Introduction to NVIVO 7 - 27-28 February 2008 Boston, USA Intensive Introduction to NVIVO 7/8 - 23-24 April 2008 Multi-Media with NVIVO 8 - 25 April 2008 (this can be taken as a one day workshop for those who have had training in NVIVO 7 or as a third day with the two day introduction course) All aspects of the software will be covered with special emphasis on how you use NVIVO in practice - working in an iterative way, moving between coding, reflection in memos and holistic approaches to analysis. Participants will be able to work on setting up their own project on the second half of the second day. Details are on the QSR forum calendar. SdG Associates also run on-site workshops. These can be customised for students or for research teams. On-line booking at www.sdgassociates.com or e-mail: SdG Administrator Thanks. Silvana
  4. Christina, I'm not sure what you are doing wrong because I have been doing this without a problem. Are you using one document where each case is a heading 1 and each open ended question is a heading 2? If so, when you autocode are you doing it in two steps - the first time selecting heading 1 and locating it at the case nodes to autocode each case. Then the second time, selecting heading 2 and locating it a tree node to create a node for each question? If you are doing that and it is still not working for you, then check that the heading styles you are using in WORD are the default styles. OR are you organising the raw data in a different way? Best wishes, Silvana
  5. I will be running a Masterclass in NVIVO 7 in the UK at the pre-conference workshop at the Strategies for Qualitative Research using QSR software conference in September. Details about my masterclass format and booking can be found on www.qual-strategies.org I also will be running Masterclasses in the US in March 2007. Silvana
  6. Pat, I work with the coding stripes and coding density bar on and it does not stop me annotating the text or using the see also links. While the document itself appears to be in read-only mode because I cannot change the text, it does not stop the annotation and the links features. Silvana
  7. Hi, I've been beta testing NVIVO 7 since October and I have converted numerous NVIVO 2 projects into it. And I have already started training in it. I wouldn't say NVIVO 7 is unstable at all. It is true that the installation is a much longer process than previous QSR products and other software of this type. But that is because the installation process involves installing a number of other software besides NVIVO including the SQL component which is the database software. I will let someone from QSR expand on this aspect. The program initially does take about 50 seconds to open. (Mine just took 30 seconds just now - I am running Windows XP service pack 2, 512 MB RAM.) But once a project is opened the documents open up instantly. I have converted several projects into NVIVO 7. Some quite large. I have fully coded my example training project which covers all aspects of the software. There have been some glitches in converting NVIVO 2 projects. One problem was a project that had a large number of attributes and cases (1252 cases and 81 attributes). I was able to convert it by first exporting the case node attributes out of NVIVO 2 and then deleting them from the NVIVO 2 project. I was then able to convert the NVIVO 2 project into NVIVO 7. I then opened the attribute table I exported out of NV2 in Excel and made the changes necessary to import in NVIVO 7. I couldn't import it at first but the error message in NVIVO 7 told me that there were duplicate cases. So when I deleted the extra cases I was able to import it but I did it by importing a number of smaller tables rather than the extremely large one. I think the problem with the conversion from NV2 to NV7 orginally was because of the duplicate case nodes - which is easy to miss when you have 1252 cases. I have noticed it slowing down when you have been working on it all day but it depends on your RAM. I would recommend 512 MB RAM at least although I have seen it run on 256 MB RAM There are a few other glitches which I have reported to QSR but I have found it stable. You didn't say which operating system you are running. NVIVO 7 will run on Windows 2000 service pack 4 or Windows XP or higher. Best wishes, Silvana
  8. I just received an urgent request from a former colleague who needs help with coding around 80 documents in NVIVO. I do not know the details of the project except it seems as though it is set up and they are clear about what they need. It would suit a student who would like to earn some extra money. Ideally, you should be located around London or the Beds, Bucks, Herts area although as you can e-mail NVIVO projects it may not be crucial if you live in these areas. If you are interested, please e-mail me personally (not the forum) at silvana@sdgassociates.com with details of your experience of NVIVO and in what context (field of research, approach to analysis). Also let me know what you would expect as a day rate. I will forward your details on. Silvana
  9. Just a note to QSR and trainers and potential workshop participants. Someone who is attending my Boston NVIVO workshop alerted me to the fact that the Calendar says that it is running the 12-13 July rather than the 11-12 July. I had originally put the correct dates and it says the correct dates if you read the notice but the calendar recorded it a day later. I then checked all my workshop dates in October, November and December and saw that all the dates have been shifted to one day later. I have now corrected all my dates but I guess the same might have happened to other trainers. Best wishes, Silvana
  10. There are still places available on the following workshops Intensive Introduction to N6 A two day intensive Introduction to N6 will take place in Boston, USA on the 13-14 July 2005. The workshop is hands-on. The first day will give an intensive and thorough overview of the software including use of the Command Assistant. The second day will focus on setting up a new project from scratch - participants can work on their own data. Intensive Introduction to NVIVO 2 A two day intensive introduction to NVIVO 2 will take place in Boston, USA on the 11-12 July 2005 and in London on the 10-11 October 2005. The first day will cover thoroughly all features of the software. The workshop is hands-on. Worked examples of using NVIVO for literature reviews, grounded theory analysis and focus group analysis will be shown. The second day will focus on setting up a new project from scratch - participants can work with their own data. For further information and booking forms, please e-mail bookings@sdgassociates.com You can also book on-line at SdG Associates web-page where there are further details. These workshops are limited to a maximum of 10 participants. Workshops can also be arranged on-site at your organisation. <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
  11. Special Offer Intermediate/Advanced Workshops at the Teaching Conference at the University of Wisconsin - Madison Silvana di Gregorio, PhD, of SdG Associates, will be offering 2 special offer one day pre-conference workshops. Using NVIVO for your Literature Review (6 April 2005) and Masterclass in NVIVO and N6 (7 April 2005) Details are at www.wcer.wisc.edu/tqm/events.html Silvana
  12. Hi Chris, The disappearing node syndrome may simply be the result of the user dragging and dropping a node to put somewhere else and does not watch carefully where the highlight is when they 'drop' it. This happens pretty frequently in my workshops. I find that there are quite a few people who are new to dragging and dropping and need to practice being accurate. You can find the node again by using the Search facility in the Coder. Jen is correct a that it is not possible for the nodes to be re-ordered in the left hand side of the Node Explorer - unless you deliberately do so - by dragging and dropping or using the properties box to change the node address. But again, if the left hand side is being re-ordered it may be by unintentionally dragging and dropping which is quite possible by someone completely new to it. On the right hand window you can rearrange the nodes by click on the column headings - the first one will arrange them in alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order, the second by the node address, the third by the amount of passages coded etc. So I would put it down to unintentional dragging and dropping - unless someone else is somehow logged onto the same project and is changing things. Then again there could be a ghost in the computer. Silvana
  13. Mmmm. In the future, perhaps you should suggest that those designing a project get training in NVIVO so they know the best way to design the teamwork. As Pat says, coding on screen is the way the software was designed to work. But to solve your immediate problem, you can use the Go To function in the Edit menu of the Document Browser (short cut is CTRL-G). While you won't be able to see the line numbers you can use this function to quickly get to the line number you need to code. It starts line numbering from the very first line of your document. So if line 1 is not the very first line in your transcript, you need to first count how many lines there are to the transcript's line 1 (you can do this in the Document Browser. Then you just add this number to the line number you want to Go To. Hope this helps. Silvana
  14. Actually, I just realised there is a quicker way to do the same thing. Open the Node Explorer and select the case node you want to restrict your search. Then click on the Search button in the Tool Bar at the top of the Node Explorer. When the Search Tool opens you see that the scope is already restricted to that case node. Then click on the Node button on the top of the Search Tool and select the node you want to look at and click OK. Then run the Search. This is actually quicker as you do not have to keep making new node sets each time. Funny how your brain (or at least mine) sometimes gets locked into one way of doing things. Silvana
  15. You use the Search Tool to do this. Open the Search tool. Click on the Node button at the top of the tool and select the node you want to look at. It will put the results in the default location called Search Results - but you might want to rename the node to something more meaingful than 'Single Node Lookup' (such as Jane on Topic X). Then click OK. In the middle of the Search Tool, you want to restrict the search to just a particular participant's case node. To do this, first untick the box next to Document Set and tick the box next to Node Set. Then click the button - New Node Scope. The Node Set Editor will open. In the drop down box on the left, select All Case and Case Type Nodes. In the drop down box on the right, select Working Set. Remove any nodes from the Working Set if it is not empty. In the left hand window, select the participant case node you want to look at and click the Copy button between the two windows. It will move into the Working Set. Click somewhere on the right hand window to make it active. At the top click the Save As button and name this new node set - use the participant's name so it is easy to use again. Click OK. Do Not close the Node Set Editor but click on the Search button at the top to get back to the Search Tool. You will get a message - Do you want to change the existing node scope to the specified set. Click Yes. Now run the search. You will get just that particular person's coding for the node you selected. Hope this helps. Silvana
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