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Sue Bullen

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  1. Hello, QSR would be happy to conduct an online workshop for you and your colleagues at a time that suits. This could be tailored to suit your project needs. Alternatively we could also arrange to run a face to face workshop at your site but there would be additional travel costs involved. As far as I'm aware, there are no independent trainers located in the Phillipines (although I know of many users). There are however a number of trainers located in Asia and these are listed on the Trainer/Consultant directory of the QSR website here: http://bit.ly/1f8IIaa. As they are independent yo
  2. Hello, I would suggest three types of nodes to get you started - 'Participant Group', 'Service' and 'Satisfied/Dissatisfied'. Code each participant group to the appropriate 'Participant' node, e.g. Participant Group 1 or Participant Group 2. Create a sub (or child) node for each service under the 'Service' node, e.g. Service 1, 2, 3 Create a Satisfied and Dissatisfied Node Presumably you will want to pull out why a particular participant group is satisfied or dissatisfied with a service so create thematic nodes as they are found in the data. Then....when participant 1 talks about
  3. Hi there, The idea you suggest is how you should code, that is, “code it once at (Student Work A AND Adequate Work) and then again at (Student Work B AND Inadequate Work)”. Otherwise as you say, you will have a node hierarchy that is difficult to manage. You may not have experimented with coding queries yet, but a coding query where you include what is coded at Student Work A and Adequate Work will give you that result only. There’s a very good topic on this forum under Working with projects: tips and techniques. See: Node Wrangling 101 - Build an efficient node hierarchy. If
  4. You could code as you mention but you may find a lot of duplication of nodes, particularly if the same themes arise from more than one question. For example: Interview Questions: ---Question 1 ----Attitude --------Negative ---Question 2 -----Attitude -----Negative If you follow Mark's suggestion above with the Interview Questions and Attitude as a parent node, shown below again here: Interview Questions: ---Question 1 ---Question 2 Attitude: ---Positive ---Negative and code at both for example, Question 1 and Positive, you'll avoid the duplication of nodes
  5. Hello Jaume, QSR will be revealing information about grants for academics teaching qualitative research methods in universities in the UK and Europe soon. This will be announced on this forum as well as the QSR website. So "watch this space". Regards Sue
  6. Hi Malu, You should have no problems installing NVivo 8 on your new Windows 7 computer. I'm not sure whether you have the software on a CD or perhaps via your institution, but I would suggest you download the 30 day trial software which is available on the QSR website at: http://www.qsrinternational.com/products_free-trial-software.aspx?productid=18. This version of the software includes all service packs as well as the files required for a Windows 7 installation. So download this version and install using your license key (rather than the 30 day trial license key). After installation, you w
  7. Hi ous_nick and cbeit, If your software has expired, you need to extend the license with a new license key and then activate. Not sure whether you have both obtained a license via your University through a site license arrangement, but I would suggest you first check with your software administrator (or the person you received the key from originally)to see if they can provide you with a new license key. Alternatively, if you contact the QSR support team via the support form and provide the license key you are currently using, they will be able to confirm the current status of this key. Ho
  8. Thanks for sharing this with others Jacob. When Coding Stripes is turned on (even if only the coding density stripe), it makes the source readonly. So for instance if you were viewing a text source with coding stripes, no edits to the text can be made. That's the only function in the software that is disabled when the stripes are turned on. Not sure whether you have turned on the setting via the Application Options>Display tab to always show coding stripes, but if so, might be worth going back here and selecting Coding Stripes Display = None so you can choose when you want to display
  9. Hello, Although the coding stripe displays for the whole cell, if you right-click on the stripe and choose highlight coding, only the coded text will be highlighted. If you open the node, you will find that the surrounding cell context is shown (slightly lighter font) but the coded text is a stronger font. So it might seem like the whole cell is coded because of showing the surrounding context, but rest assured, it is only what you have selected to code at a node or nodes. The only workaround is to convert your table to text - this won't lose the coding but you might prefer the display.
  10. Glad to help - easy when you know Regards Sue
  11. Hello, Firstly you are certainly not asking too much of NVivo as this is what it does well. But it does mean setting up your project correctly so these types of questions can be asked. Once your project is setup, you will be able to answer questions relating to a particular case, across a set of cases from different areas, at a certain period of time. I would suggest the following: Create a folder in your Sources for each of the different areas - chat rooms, forums, blogs, etc. Create a Case for each participant. Cases are created in the Nodes folder. The Case will hold the dem
  12. Hi Anke, To resize the columns that hold your child nodes, turn on the Child/Node headers (via the View menu), resize the columns and then turn off again. There is also an option to Customize the List View - go to View>List View>Customize Current View and then choose the columns that you may not require to be displayed. For example, if you are the only user, you may not need the Created By and Modified by columns to be shown. This will give you a little more space in the List View. Hope that helps Sue
  13. Hey Pat, Sounds like you haven't got to read your QSR messages late last week. NVivo 8 Service Pack 2 was released last Friday 29th August and introduces language support for our Chinese and Spanish users. An announcement has been made on the QSR website. Click here to Read all about this new release. Have a good week. Sue
  14. Hi June, Would you like to email training@qsrinternational.com to discuss further some possible training options that may suit your colleagues in Nepal? Sue Bullen Training and Research Consultancy Regional Manager, Australasia QSR International Pty Ltd
  15. Hi there, Haven't heard of this behaviour and it may be that you'll need to uninstall and reinstall - I'm running Vista and everything in NVivo 7 is showing as it should. Not sure whether the QSR helpdesk has heard about this one, so maybe send them an email to support@qsrinternational.com and I'm sure they'll get back to you as quickly as possible. Hope that helps a little. Regards Sue
  16. Hi again Bernadette, It could be that your dummy case has been created because there was a blank line in your source document that had a heading style. If so, and the case is not required, simply delete it! Hope that helps Sue
  17. Hi Bernadette, There are a lot of NVivo 7 users working with survey data and many times, the output is in a spreadsheet or database format. There's a FAQ on the QSR website which has an attachment on 'Preparing your table data for NVivo 7'. Go to: http://www.qsrinternational.com/support_fa...l.aspx?view=258 and click the link to download a step by step guide for this process. Hope this helps Sue
  18. Hi Judy, Not sure whether you have any response to your message privately but there are several Canadian trainers listed on the QSR website who may be worth contacting. Several of them may already be attending QRCA but probably worth checking the list. Go to: www.qsrinternational.com, select the Training and Events menu and then go to the Related Links panel on the page and select the Find a Trainer/Consultant near you. Hope that helps Sue
  19. Hello Sarah, I'm sorry you are having problems contacting someone to assist with your order. I'm actually from QSR's Head Office in Australia and we have no record of your messages so I presume you have contacted either our US or UK office (I can't tell from your message where you are located). Please accept our apologise whilst we investigate this further and if you don't hear from someone within the next couple of days, please email us directly at: info@qsrinternational.com. As suggested by the other forum member, if you want to get going with your data right now and haven't a
  20. Hi Yakov, I see you have also posted this to the Suggestions forum and as Adam has mentioned, there is currently no SaveAs option whlst you have the project opened in NVivo 7. You might like to therefore get into the habit of making a copy of your project, rename it with a date added so you can find the latest version easily if you have to revert to it and then move it to your backup folder. Oh, but it's not a backup if the folder is stored on the same machine as your project, so I trust your backup folder is a network share or some other external device. Hope that helps Sue
  21. Hello, This is something that really should be dealt with via the QSR Helpdesk who have the technical expertise to help you. Please email support@qsrinternational.com and one of our helpdesk people will assist you. Actually, as I'm just a few offices away, I'll pass it over to them. Regards Sue
  22. Yes absolutely Maritza - in fact, not only can you make use of all your raw text files, you can very easily open your Nud*ist project in NVivo 7. This is providing of course that your Nud*ist database is all 'in tact'. If so, simply launch NVivo 7 and at the welcome screen, choose Open Project. Locate the project.stp file, click OK and the project will convert to NVivo 7 as it opens. Hope that helps Sue
  23. Hi Jaleh, You'll only be able to see the ID numbers in your query results if you spread to surrounding heading level. If this gives you too much context, you can jump back to the exact place in the referenced source to see who was speaking. NVivo 7 gives you the reference to the source document rather than the reference to who spoke about lots of water. Incidentally, the asterisk * that you have heard about was the way N6 defined sections, so similar to how NVivo 7 defines sections within your source if you apply heading styles. Hope that helps a little. Sue
  24. Hi Keiron, Now this may seem a bizarre answer these days but you actually have too much RAM for Nud*ist 5 which is why the project probably opens on another machine. Solution is to upgrade to N6 or NVivo 7 or perhaps use a machine for your Nud*ist project work that doesn't have that much RAM. Why I hear you ask? N5's predecessor was developed in the 80s when the thought of that much RAM was unheard of. This was still the case when N5 came along - N6 fixed this issue as more machines with this much RAM started to appear. And now what are we talking about 2 GIG?? Regards Sue
  25. Hello N6 is totally different to NVivo 7 in its coding functionality. There is no visual highlighting or coding stripes display on screen so no View menu. You can generate a report in N6 and choose to show the coding stripes but again it will look totally different to what NVivo 7 can print. Regards Sue
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