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  1. Hi In NVivo 9 it was possible to restrict a word frequency query to data already coded to a praticular node - but doing this in NVivo 10 results in the following error message : Object reference not set to an instance of an object. what's going on? thanks Christina Dr C Silver http://www.surrey.ac.uk/sociology/research/researchcentres/caqdas/
  2. Hi When looking at the result of a word frequency in the node preview - when the result is large (more than 100 references) NVivo 10 now splits into sections - presumably to save on processing time - BUT if wanting to do a global coding of all references - how can this be done across all sections? I can only find a way of doing each section as a separate action - which is time-consuming. thanks Christina Dr C Silver CAQDAS Networking Project http://www.surrey.ac.uk/sociology/research/researchcentres/caqdas/
  3. I am unfortunately driven to write this because I have just spent another several hours being utterly FRUSTRATED by NVivo 7. The one thing about the software which is potentially really really useful when working with large or complex datasets is currently inconsistent - resulting in ME having to clean up after the software. Grrrrrrr..... In earlier incarnations of NVivo, its consistent recognition of Heading Levels has been incredibly useful. Now, in NVivo 7 with the addition of the reworked Case Node functionality, IF IT WORKED, I'd be able to organise repeated structure across large datasets quickly, easily and cleanly, allowing me to get on with more interesting things. I've just attempted this AGAIN in preparation for a customised workshop with researchers working with a large number of open-ended questions - and tried it on 2 different computers (both updated to SP2 before you ask). When you do it using the Autocode function it codes each document into a seperate node - which then need merging to achieve the desired result. There is absolutely no logical reason why this should happen. When you do it by text search and spread to the surrounding heading level it codes the whole of each document at each node. This is clearly wrong. I know that my documents have been consistently formatted because I used a template in order to ensure identical identifiers. This topic has probably been discussed on the forum before, and I wish I didn't have to raise it again - but this is really important and it needs to be sorted in the next Service Pack. Christina Silver CAQDAS Networking Project
  4. SORRY...the url I gave was incorrect it should be http://caqdas.soc.surrey.ac.uk/conference/conference07.htm for the main conference website and http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/ias/workshops/...egistration.php for the Registration page Christina
  5. CAQDAS 07 Conference : Advances in Qualitative Computing Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham 18-20 April 2007 http://caqdas.soc.surrey.ac.uk/conference07.htm Conference Overview The CAQDAS Networking Project are pleased to remind you about the “CAQDAS 07 Conference : Advances in Qualitative Software”. This conference is broad in scope to reflect recent developments in IT and qualitative analysis and focuses on advances which support the whole process of conducting various forms of qualitative research; including for example, reference to voice recognition and transcription software, video preparation and processing applications, text analysis and hypertext tools as well as those software packages traditionally understood to fall under the CAQDAS umbrella. Meet developers[/u] This conference is an opportunity to bring together methodologists, users, developers and trainers of software designed to facilitate qualitative research, to discuss and share methods, applications and experiences. CAQDAS 07 attracts considerable interest from many major software developers. The organisers are confident that they will see this as an opportunity to bring along some of their new and existing products. Developers are always keen to discuss user’s requirements and problems, so this will be an ideal opportunity for all delegates to meet developers face to face, and contribute to the development of future products. Software Developers and Publishers will have stands providing information on their products from Tuesday 17th April 2007 and throughout the conference. Plenary speakers The Conference has already attracted some renowned experts in their field including… Professor Udo Kelle, Institute of Sociology, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany Professor Clive Seale, Department of Sociology & Communications, Brunel University, London Alan Stockdale, PhD, Center for Applied Ethics and Professional Practice, Education Development Center, Newton, USA Professor Nigel Fielding & Professor Ray Lee, Co-directors of the CAQDAS Networking Project, University of Surrey and Royal Holloway, University of London Call for Papers We invite papers from those working in applied and academic settings and from any discipline. We particularly welcome contributions concerning the following topics: Techniques for data collection and conversion; Impacts of software use on methodology and analysis; The role of IT in facilitating multiple-method research; Technologies and IT for the analysis of visual data; Qualitative secondary analysis; (Online) qualitative archiving; Teaching methodology using IT; IT tools for collaborative working. Student Abstract Competition Full time students are invited to enter our student abstract competition. The review committee will choose the 2 best abstracts, based on originality and those students will recieve free registration for the conference (including accommodation costs). Registration Registration for the conference is now open at http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/ias/work...gistration.php Important Dates: Abstracts accepted until 22nd December 2006 Early bird registration until 30th November 2006 Registration closes on 16th March 2007 Dr Christina Silver CAQDAS Networking Project Dept of Sociology University of Surrey GUILDFORD GU2 5XH email: c.silver@surrey.ac.uk CAQDAS web site: http://caqdas.soc.surrey.ac.uk/ Tel +44 (0)1 483 68 27 91 Fax +44 (0)1 483 68 95 51 DISCUSSION GROUP qual-software : join information etc see: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/qual-software.html ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++ CAQDAS NETWORKING PROJECT: ESRC funded project to support the use of software in qualitative data analysis; co-directed by Nigel Fielding, Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey and Ray Lee, Professor of Social Research Methods at Royal Holloway, University of London
  6. Hello, I installed SP2 last week and hadn't worked properly with it until this morning, when I realised that the patch had overwritten the Volunteering project. I had made significant changes to that demo project for teaching purposes and now all that work has been overwritten - and all is back to how it was originally. Surely this shouldn't happen? How can I retrieve my work? An no, I hadn't saved a copy elsewhere. So let this be a warning - always back-up before installing a patch. Christina Dr Christina Silver CAQDAS Networking Project
  7. Dear all, Here at the CAQDAS Networking Project (based in the UK) we receive hundreds of queries each year from students and researchers working in many different academic and applied settings (and many different countries) concerning the differences between CAQDAS packages and seeking advice in which one to choose. Indeed, the project is funded to provide such support - as well as to provide software training and platforms for debate in the use of such software in qualitative research. We have no commercial ties with any software developers and therefore provide completely independent information and advice - based on our own experiences in using software and in providing training - as well as our knowledge about other users experiences with software. Since 1994 advice in which software to choose and information about differences has been primarily provided by email, telephone and more recently our travelling series of FREE Software Planning Seminars - and these services will, of course, continue. However, there have recently been increasing requests for written software comparisons - perhaps in part due to the ever increasing choices available. In response to these requests, Ann Lewins and myself have been spending our free moments doing just that!! We hope that this FREELY AVAILABLE document will.... 1) help new CAQDAS users with the decision of which software to choose; 2) provide summaries of the main distinguishing elements of a range of popular CAQDAS packages; 3) help de-mystify what CAQDAS packages do and don't do for those who are unaware or sceptical. The document is very much work-in-progress and will be updated to include additional software packages and to take account of software developments. Currently it provides summaries and comments on the follwoing software packages (in alphabetical order): Atlas.ti, HyperRESEARCH, MAXqda, N6, NVivo and Qualrus. (more will be added...coming next...QDA Miner; some free software : Transana & InfoRapid and non code-and-retrieve base: software : StorySpace) This document is now FREELY AVAILABLE from the CAQDAS Networking Project homepage at : CAQDAS Homepage We hope that you find it useful and we would very much WELCOME COMMENTS FROM USERS AND DEVELOPERS alike. please send your comments to us at caqdas@soc.surrey.ac.uk The purpose of the document is as follows: o Firstly to provide a description of the tools that these software packages have in common. o Secondly to provide information of some of the distinctive features of as many packages as we can. (This will be added to as we complete more software reviews and hear more opinions) · It aims to address the most frequently asked questions that we at the CAQDAS Networking Project receive. · It aims to assist you in your search for more information by strongly recommending that you also visit the Software Developer websites as part of your decision-making process, where you can access and download demonstration versions. · It aims to review both commercially available software and open access or free software. In order to help you with making this decision the CAQDAS Networking Project also provide a series of (FREE) Software Planning Seminars [http://caqdas.soc.surrey.ac.uk/softwareplanning.htm] where we raise some of the issues you may need to consider, discuss and demonstrate how some of the software programs differ in the way they handle such aspects. We also provide an email and telephone helpline [ caqdas@soc.surrey.ac.uk +44 (0)1483 689455] if you require more specific advice in choosing and using CAQDAS software. We appreciate that as members of the QSR Forum you are probably already N6 or NVivo users - nevertheless we feel the document is still relevant - which is why we have announced it here. We hope that you find this first version of the document useful and look forward to hearing your comments Enjoy... Christina and Ann Dr Christina Silver, Resource Officer Ann Lewins, Manager CAQDAS Networking Project Dept of Sociology University of Surrey GUILDFORD GU2 5XH email: c.silver@surrey,ac,uk caqdas@soc.surrey.ac.uk CAQDAS web site: CAQDAS Homepage Tel +44 (0)1 483 68 27 91 Fax +44 (0)1 483 68 95 51 DISCUSSION GROUP qual-software : join information etc see: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/qual-software.html +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ CAQDAS NETWORKING PROJECT: ESRC funded project to support the use of software in qualitative data analysis; co-directed by Nigel Fielding, Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey and Ray Lee, Professor of Social Research Methods at Royal Holloway, University of London
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