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    NVivo 12

    Jenni - if you click on the '+' underneath the rows or column box in the matrix query window do you see a 'Select Attribute Values' option?
  2. I was just wondering if anyone could offer some advice regarding the NVivo Expert and Certified Trainer courses if I said a little more about my situation. I've been using NVivo pretty constantly for multiple projects over the past 10 years including my PhD and several Research Assistant and Associate roles. I've attended two or three NVivo training courses over the years although I'm aware that for my studies I haven't generally made use of the latest features of the software. In my organisation I've ended up doing some fairly informal training sessions on NVivo basically, this is how I use Nvivo, I'm keen to formalise this a bit and would like to be able to offer more structured introductions to the software and help with troubleshooting and project design. I'm wondering if a) the Expert and Certified Trainer courses are appropriate for me and b)anyone would be willing to share their experience of these courses - in particular how much work they both entail (in terms of assignments/ hours?). Any thoughts much appreciated.
  3. I'm not sure if this is a problem with my software or if this happens for a reason: I perform a text search in 'Queries', I see my results in the window on the right, I open one of the sources by double clicking one of the results which opens a new tab, but if I code anything from this source, the search results tab disappears. If I haven't saved the search results I need to re-run this and if I've saved it I need to open it from the Queries list - should this be happening? Is there any option to turn off this feature?
  4. Thanks Heather and sorry for the delay - when clicking Page Setup an error message appears so it sounds like there is something wrong with the software - going to check this out with IT in our dept.
  5. I was just talking to someone about an NVivo file they have that's suddenly displaying text strangely. So if they're looking at a document in their internal sources, the lines are really wide which means they have to keep scrolling left-right to read it. The only way to view the whole line is to zoom right out to the point that it's too small to read anyway. The strange thing is that this problem has just started, i.e. the text was displaying fine previously. Any thoughts on how to remedy this frustrating problem would be much appreciated.
  6. Exactly what I was after, thank you kindly.
  7. Practical question which has bugged me for years, I'm trying to use NVIVO in split screen so on the RHS of my screen I've got a undocked interview transcript and on the LHS I've got my node list so that I'm just dragging and dropping - I like to work this way. However even when I adjust the column width of the various fields (e.g. Name, Sources, References, Created etc...) it still messes up when I move the window or some of the sub-nodes don't display properly. Is there an acceptable solution for this? Ideally I'd like rid of lots of the fields I have no interest in such as created by, created on but I haven't found a way to change this view. If anyone knows how to do this it would be much appreciated or alternatively all other suggestions gratefully received. M
  8. I've been looking at lots of online help pages but I don't find the language very intuitive, I don't think I'm trying to do anything complicated but would appreciate any suggestions on how to go about this - feels like I'm nearly there... - I've imported data and coded it all. - I've set up node classifications for all my sources (gender, age group, diagnosis etc.) - Now what I want to do is be able to view coded data based on an attribute from one of the classifications e.g. I want to look at a node 'experience of healthcare' and look at what all the men in the group said about this - and be able to look at all text data. I'm sure this is straightforward and I'm missing something fundamental but any help gratefully received!
  9. Hi, I've been having a problem intermittently but the result has been several days lost work in total: I save my project when prompted every 15 minutes but am I right that after a crash this can revert to the version that was last closed i.e. my versions saved throughout the day are no longer in existence? I get a prompt saying that there has been a problem and I must re-save under a different name so I think no problem, create this new file but then the new file doesn't work - it looks like it's worked but it's a much much bigger filesize and although the nodes are there and the numbers look like they contain coded text, when I try to look inside the node it is blank and then NVivo crashes. As would anyone be at losing work - I'm tearing my hair out - please could someone advise. 1) if the 15 minute saved versions are anywhere (if not - is there any point saving these?) 2) if there's any way of recovering/repairing this new, apparently malfunctioning version that I was prompted to save? Matt
  10. Apologies - somehow posted too soon. I was just interested re: other people's practices and, at the end of analysis if people have a very neat and tidy looking list of themes in NVivo? QD
  11. Hi, I've been a researcher for a number of years and I think that there is some level of mystique that surrounds qualitative research. Even as a qualitative researcher I have never seen anyone else's unpublished coding framework. So what I'm wondering is: Are people's list of themes REALLY as neat as is made out in the papers I read? e.g. 'Four themes were identified incorporating several subthemes' In reality I've usually got a lot of overlapping stuff, queries over some data that I'd like to follow up in future interviews/research.
  12. Hi, I've been a researcher for a number of years and I think that there is some level of mystique that surrounds qualitative research. Even as a qualitative researcher I have never seen anyone else's unpublished coding framework. So what I'm wondering is: Are people's list of themes REALLY as neat as is made out in the papers I read? e.g. 'Four themes were identified incorporating several subthemes' In reality I've usually got a lot of overlapping stuff, queries over some data that I'd like to follow up in future interviews/research.
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