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Hello,

 

I am using NVivo for a literature review and have imported 47 PDF sources and coded them according to emerging themes. I would like to generate a matrix that shows me all the sources and the nodes they are coded at. I can do this manually by going to each node and noting the sources on an excel spreadsheet, but I am thinking there must be a way I can generate this in NVivo, given all the data is there. Any help appreciated!

 

Caroline

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Hi Caroline,

 

You can run a matrix coding query to easily get what you want. Once you open matrix coding query hit (+) sign at the bottom of Rows box and select all sources and confirm. Then hit (+) sign at the bottom of Column box and select all nodes and confirm. Finally, hit "Run Query" button.

 

Regards,

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Thanks for your help - much appreciated.

 

Do you know if I can generate the data in a table? I would like to have all the sources as rows and all the nodes as columns and then the cells showing how many times each source was coded at a node. I do recall doing something like that in NVivo for Windows and then I exported the matrix to Excel.

 

Regards,

Caroline

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Hi Caroline,

 

You can right click on Matrix Coding Query results and click on Export. You can export the result as ‘tab separated text’ and open it in Excel.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Regards,

 

Bhupesh

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Thanks Bupesh,

 

I think there is something odd here because the instructions for the matrix coding query (at http://help-nv10mac.qsrinternational.com/desktop/procedures/run_a_matrix_coding_query.htm) don't match what I can see on my screen. On the help page it says to click 'matrix coding' but the only option is 'coding' - are they the same? I don't have the option to click rows or columns and when I run the query I only have the 'summary' or 'reference' options .. Is there an update I need or have I done something wrong?

 

thanks,

Caroline

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