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Hello All,

I'm hoping that someone will be able to help with a particular problem I'm experiencing. I'm using Nvivo 12 on a Mac and want to do a text query search for a phrase "do no harm", (I'm inserting the phrase exactly like this with double quotation marks). Having run the query however, the results are all showing the instances where purely the word 'harm' appears, which is not what I want. I have also tried 'do+no+harm' as well as 'do AND no AND harm' (both without the inverted commas) but no no avail. It's driving me mad, can anyone help?

Thank you 


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Hello Oli,

In order to find what you are looking for, please fallow below steps:

1) Open your project file. Go to File>Project properties then choose Stop Words on General tab.

2) Find "do" in Stop Words and delete it. Then hit Apply and OK.

3) Go Queries Tab and choose Text Search Query.

4) After selecting desired data location criteria, In text query box enter this exact phrase:

"do no harm" ~1 

Nvivo will list the occurrences of "do no harm" for you.

Hope this helps,


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