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  1. Have you considered running a case/node matrix query? This would present you with a table of each case down, and which nodes have been coded to each case. If you want to do the matrix for only a particular set of cases, you can pick and choose by choosing which items you are interested in. More info here http://help-nv11.qsrinternational.com/desktop/procedures/run_a_matrix_coding_query.htm
  2. Word trees

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to spice up my report with some word trees. My project contains 99 documents. When I try to visualise the text search query with a tree word, it gives me all the words that come before/after the searched word. Is there a way of limiting the number of results/branches? For example: I'm searching for the word 'education', is there a way of displaying only those words that appear at least ten times before the word 'education' and at least ten times after the word 'education'? I've attached a jpeg of a word tree of one document, there is not a chance I can input this into a report as it is. Ideally, I'd like to be able to show that the words 'higher' and 'further' do appear before the word 'education', and that the words 'institutions' and 'colleges' appear after the word 'education'. With thanks, Julia
  3. I think it would have been handy to know that upfront. As Nvivo stores all other files, this is a pretty esoteric piece of knowledge. Anything you can do to make this more obvious for other users?
  4. Hi folks, Sadly I think I get to wear the dunce hat for the week. I'm running interviews as part of my project. Because it is on a sensitive topic I have committed to transferring each interview onto my PC as soon as I can, and deleting it off the Dictaphone. It's encrypted, but it's harder to steal a desktop than it is a Dictaphone. I hope you can see where this is going and why this is a problem. I imported today's interviews into Nvivo11: clicked on Data, Audios, and then imported directly from the Dictaphone connected to my PC. Looking through the project log, I imported to internals. When I imported, I double checked that everything worked - the file played fine and displayed the correct metadata. With glee, I disconnected the Dictaphone and deleted the interviews. Now six hours later, I have reopened my project only to be met with a 'could not open media file for this source' error message whenever I try to click on any of the interviews in Nvivo. Obviously, the originals have been deleted and dunce here has not backed up the interviews on the PC (why would I? Nvivo compresses other data very neatly!) The interview metadata still exists in Nvivo - it tells me the length and the format of each file, just no actual data. Is there a chance I can retrieve the lost data? If not, how can it be made more obvious in Nvivo that data is not stored correctly? And also, let this be a lesson to all - backup your files: Nvivo does not store everything. With thanks, Julia
  5. I have posted a solution to this in the Nvivo11 forum.
  6. Hi all, I have revived an old thread in Nvivo9/10 forum about query timeout. I have gratefully received a response from QSR helpdesk about this topic and so am sharing this in case anyone else finds it useful: Firstly, please follow the steps below to perform a Compact and Repair of your project: 1. If your project is located on a network drive, copy it to your local machine. 2. If the project is currently open, close the project via File > Close. 3. Click the File tab > Help > Compact and Repair Project. 4. At the Select Project dialog box, locate and select the project - select NVivo Projects (*.nvp) to repair a standalone project. 5. Click Open. If the issue persists, you may need to change the SQL Time out period manually by editing your configuration file. This may be a little technical. You can ask your IT support personnel to help you with this if you are unable to do this yourself. The steps are below: o Ensure NVivo 11 is closed. o Go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Wordpad o Click on File -> Open. Ensure "All Documents (*.*) is selected in the 'Files of Type' dropdown menu in the Open dialog box. 1. With NVivo 11 closed, open Windows Explorer a) Right-click on the Windows Start circle -> Explore. 2. Display all hidden files and folders: a) Click on Organize -> Folder and Search Options On the 'Folder Options' dialog, click on the View tab and check 'Show hidden files and folders' option c) Click on the Apply button and click OK. 2. Navigate to the following folders: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\QSR_International1 o You should see few folders that start with NVivo.exe..... Go into the first folder and see if it has subfolder named "11.1.0.411"2. If not, go back one level and go into the second NVivo.exe.. folder to see if it has a 11.1.0.4112 subfolder One of the two folders will definitely have a subfolder named "11.1.0.411"2. Go into this subfolder (11.1.0.411)2. You should see a file called user.config, double click on it to open it.(Open it with Notepad) o The 19th3 line from top in this file (or one or two lines above or below) should have something that says SqlCommandTimeout setting. The next line should have a value of 60. Change this value to a higher number like 120 or 180. o Open NVivo 11 and re-run your query. If you still get the same error. Try increasing the timeout value to a higher number. Please note changing the sqltimeout value may result in the Cancel button (when you run a query) to become unresponsive. Lastly, if you are using 32-bit NVivo 11, it will also help to switch to 64-bit version. Please refer to the link below to find whether you can install 64-bit, http://www.qsrinternational.com/support_faqs_detail.aspx?view=1189 1. Rather than going through all those steps, I found it easier to type %appdata% into my Windows Explorer and choose the right version of Nvivo from there. 2. Just to point out that this number is the version of Nvivo you're running. Your version may be different, so check this first. You can do that by going to 'File', 'Help', 'About Nvivo'. 3. It was not the 19th line for me. I just used CTRL+F to find the SqlCommandTimeout setting.
  7. Hello, Sorry to revive an old thread. Do you know if this works on Nvivo11 too? I can find the appdata files for Nvivo10, but there's no such line of code in the .config files (I can't find an isolated.config file either). Or is there a more elegant fix in Nvivo11 now? With thanks, Julia
  8. That was indeed the missing step. Thanks marcioandrei!
  9. I'm trying to automate adding classifications in my dataset. I have gone through the steps outlined in the below in the 'Classify nodes from values in a dataset' section http://help-nv10.qsrinternational.com/desktop/procedures/classify_nodes_(set_attribute_values_to_record_information).htm? When I go to 'Classify Nodes from Dataset' I get the attached error message, 'Before classifying, you need to add at least one classification to your project'. My dataset does have classifying fields uploaded, and I have autocoded each row for each respondent. What else am I missing? With thanks, Julia
  10. Incidentally, I've tried copy and pasting the word 'further' from the original text into the query function. Sadly no joy.
  11. Hi folks, I'm trying to do a fairly simple text search within a body of documents. There are a total of 38 documents, with about 920k words between them all. If I try to do a query for the word 'further' I receive no results. However, if I do CTRL+F within a document I find the word 'further'. I'm trying to find out how often the phrase 'further education' pops up in these documents (along with a few others). Any idea of how I can get around this discrepancy, or why the query tool is not picking up this word? Many thanks in advance! Julia
  12. At the very least it would be helpful to have an answer to say that this is not possible. Incidentally, I am now going for plan B. I have exported the list of my documents and nodes as a matrix. I will merge this dataset with the classification spreadsheet in SAS and take it from there. I would have though this is something that Nvivo should be able to do for you, providing context to your data, but it looks like this is stuff you need to do manually. Quite brutal for 650 articles!
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