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  1. I’m working with a fairly large dataset (300+ respondents for a mixed open- and close-ended response survey). I did some preliminary analysis of themes for the open-ended questions using Excel, just to get things moving. I want to know if there is any way in NVivo to create theme nodes based on what I created in Excel—the alternative seems to be that I need to do ALL of my coding from the start in NVivo, which seems like it will take forever with so many observations. Here are some screen shots of my question; hopefully it makes more sense this way. I did the following in Excel. You can see the open-ended questions in column C, and columns D-F have the themes I created. I imported my dataset into NVivo, and now I want to know if there is any way I can automatically (or very quickly) create nodes based on the themes I found, and then code the open-ended responses with those nodes. It seems like the only way to do this is to literally go through each open-ended response, highlight it, and then code at a new/existing node. This is VERY cumbersome, as I have over 300 responses per question. Is there any way to do this more quickly?
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