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I have imported a project from NVivo 8 where I had combined a range of sources into cases. I now want to establish the number of CASES of e.g. reference type & year of publication (analysis of lit review) with a matrix query. The query is no problem. But I don't know how to get the (number of) cases shown in the cells of the resulting matrix. The two options that are the most likely 'Sources coded' and 'Coding references' both don't work (they actually show the same in my case). How can I do this?

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I have imported a project from NVivo 8 where I had combined a range of sources into cases. I now want to establish the number of CASES of e.g. reference type & year of publication (analysis of lit review) with a matrix query. The query is no problem. But I don't know how to get the (number of) cases shown in the cells of the resulting matrix. The two options that are the most likely 'Sources coded' and 'Coding references' both don't work (they actually show the same in my case). How can I do this?

When you open an NVivo 8 project in NVivo 9, a node classification named "Case" will be created and all NVivo 8 case nodes will be assigned to this node classification. If we want to get the number of cases shown in the matrix cells of the result matrix, what you can do is to select Matrix Cell Content option “Nodes Coded”, and then select “Select Classification…” and select node classification “Case”.

 

The two options that are the most likely 'Sources coded' and 'Coding references' both don't work (they actually show the same in my case).

'Sources coded' and 'Coding references' might show same numbers, if each source has been coded at a node in one coding reference only. If that is not your case, please provide more detail about your project and matrix and we'll investigate further.

 

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Claire Chen

QSR International

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Thanks, Claire, for your help with the case problem. It worked perfectly.

 

Regarding sources coded vs coding references. In this case it is a lit review so - apart from a single case where I had to use two sources to form a case - all other publications have been coded as one case each (as a whole as I am looking here at case attributes). But as there is one more source than there are references/cases here I would have expected to see a difference here.

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Thanks, Claire, for your help with the case problem. It worked perfectly.

 

Regarding sources coded vs coding references. In this case it is a lit review so - apart from a single case where I had to use two sources to form a case - all other publications have been coded as one case each (as a whole as I am looking here at case attributes). But as there is one more source than there are references/cases here I would have expected to see a difference here.

 

We are glad it worked for you. Regarding sources coded vs. coding references, if 2 sources have been coded at the same case, then sources coded and coding references should still show the same number, since each of those 2 sources is actually coded at the case in one coding reference each, and for those 2 sources together, they are coded at the case in 2 separate coding references. Does it make sense to you?

 

Regards,

Claire Chen

QSR International

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