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Lyn Lavery

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  1. Thanks for responding to my earlier post Glenys - clearly I hadn't had enough cups of coffee before I wrote it, as I didn't explain myself very well! Just to clarify both our posts - if akaatz ticks the 'Create unmatched cases' box this will create what I call 'empty cases' i.e. the cases will be created, but there will not be any data coded at them. Obviously, it's then possible to add (i.e. code) the appropriate case data at that point, which I know some users prefer. However, I find that new users of NVivo often make the mistake of importing a casebook (with the 'Create unmatched c
  2. Hi, This is certainly possible. You'll need to first save the Excel file as 'Unicode text' and then you can import it by choosing Tools -> Casebook -> Import Casebook from NVivo. You'll need to ensure that you've made case nodes first though, and that the names of your cases match the names in the first column of your Excel file exactly. There is a really good resource on the QSR website on how to go about this - click here to access it. Kind regards, Lyn
  3. Hi Perelanda, It's not quite one click but pretty close - if you right click over one of your Parent Nodes in the List View, there's an option to 'Expand/Collapse' which then allows you to choose 'Expand All Tree Nodes'. Kind regards, Lyn
  4. Hi Charlotte, I think the approach you're taking is absolutely fine (in fact I've consulted on a number of focus group based projects now where the researchers have not assigned case nodes to speakers, so you're not alone in this!). If you were wanting to make comparisons across speakers/cases, then as you've rightly noted it would be necessary to create case nodes so that you could assign the attributes necessary for comparisons. However, this is clearly not your purpose so analysing the data on a more general level seems perfectly justified. Kind regards, Lyn
  5. Hi Karin, NVivo 2 projects can be opened in NVivo 7, however there is no backward compatibility i.e. NVivo 7 projects cannot be opened in NVivo 2. So - if you worked on your office computer and then transferred your project to your home machine for further analysis, that would be fine. But - you then wouldn't be able to take the project back to your work machine. Kind regards, Lyn
  6. It's the wrong Lyn answering here I realise, and no doubt Lyn Richards could give a more detailed reply, but I think the paper that Duncan's referring to is "Why Qualitative Computing is Radically Changing Qualitative Research". This used to be located on the QSR website but seems to no longer be there - a shame, as it was really useful. There's a reasonably lengthy discussion of the paper elsewhere on the Forum however that you may find useful: http://forums.qsrinternational.com/index.p...pic=743&hl= Kind regards, Lyn
  7. Hi, What you are trying to achieve is definitely possible. With your N6 project open, from the menu bar choose Project -> Export Table -> Coding. There are options in the dialog box that will allow you set the type of information that appears in the cells (you want 'Whether the node codes the document'). You can also select to export to SPSS or another tab-separated file format. Hope that helps. Kind regards, Lyn
  8. Hi, Yes, N6 operates fine on Windows Vista. There is a FAQ regarding this on the QSR website at: http://www.qsrinternational.com/support_fa...l.aspx?view=147 A researcher I'm assisting at the moment has been using N6 on Vista for a while now and it definitely seems to be running for her without a problem. Kind regards, Lyn
  9. Hi Deborah, Based on what you describe, it sounds like what you have intersected is two tree nodes (with an address of 12 and 13). This would have resulted in a Node Search result that contained any text that was coded at both of these nodes (i.e. any text they had in common). In regards to the exclamation mark - yes this does mean you have created a memo. To open this, select the Document or Node that the exclamation mark appears next to and click the 'Memo' button to open. Hope that helps. Kind regards, Lyn
  10. Hi Joanna, There are details on how to remove the lockfile in the QSR FAQs at: http://www.qsrinternational.com/support/fa...p?faq_id=N6-107. Best wishes, Lyn
  11. Just to clarify this thread folks - Clare's question is actually an old one (September last year) so she would definitely have been using NVivo 2 at the time. I'm not sure why this has popped back up as being a current query but I'm assuming the problem was rectified for her as we didn't hear otherwise. Interesting to see the suggestions for NVivo 7 though - am sure these will help current and future NVivo 7 users. Kind regards, Lyn
  12. Hi, There is a resource available from my website on this topic that you may find useful. It can be found at: http://www.academic-consulting.co.nz/resources/ and is entitled 'Document Preparation for QSR Software'. Kind regards, Lyn
  13. Hi Katen, I'm not sure if you're using N6 or NVivo as there is no software called 'NVivo 6' (look out for NVivo 7 soon though!). If you're using N6 then there is no quick way to re-arrange tree nodes. You will have to re-arrange them by cutting and attaching them elsewhere (I find right-clicking with my mouse is the best way to do this), or changing the node addresses. If you're using NVivo then you can either use the methods I mentioned above for N6, or you can drag and drop your nodes to change their location. Before you make any substantial changes however, I'd strongly reco
  14. Hi Deborah, What I was trying to clarify in my original response to you is exactly how you are performing the text search. From your responses it sounds like you are searching for text coded from any document at a particular node. You say that you know the phrase is there because you took it from one of the docs. Unless this phrase was also coded at the node you are searching then it will not be found i.e. it needs to be at both the document and the node. If the above is not the problem then perhaps you could explain how you are conducting the text search (there are multiple method
  15. Hi Deborah, Your original message indicates that you are searching all documents at a node - do you mean that you have restricted your search to a node or are you actually searching all documents? If you have restricted your search to a node, then it could be that the phrase is in a document that is not coded at the node you have restricted to, which could be your problem. If you are searching all documents however then it would be helpful to know what other search options you have chosen in the dialog box, as that might help us figure out why nothing is being found. Kind regards, Lyn
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