Workshop May 2017: Nvivo Essentials

NVivo is computer software package produced by QSR International that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It has been designed for researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information, (including interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content), where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data are required.

 

This workshop is aimed to provide the novice with essential skills in using NVivo software for research purposes. The focus is on developing the essentials skills from NVivo through hands-on experience. This 2 day course is being held in ACSPRI's Melbourne office.

 

 

Dates: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Course details:

NVivo is computer software package produced by QSR International that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It has been designed for researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information, (including interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content), where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data are required.

 

This workshop is aimed at providing the novice with essential skills in using NVivo software for research purposes. The course assumes no prior skills with using NVivo.

 
Workshop - runs over 2 days
Instructor: 

Associate Professor Linda Sweet is academic nurse and midwife. She has 18 years of qualitative research experience and has been providing training and consultation in the use of QSR software including NVivo for over 12 years. Her research interests include sexual and reproductive health, midwifery practice and education, and supervisors numerous research higher degree students. Linda is also deputy editor of the international journal Women and Birth.

Venue: 
ACSPRI Office
Course dates: Monday 22 May 2017 - Tuesday 23 May 2017
Week: 
Week 1
Course status: Course completed (no new applicants)
About this course: 

The workshop is aimed to provide the novice with essential skills in using NVivo software for research purposes. Those choosing to enrol in this course will be working on or about to embark on a research project. They will be seeking to develop their knowledge and skills in computer assisted data management and analysis, including coding.

 

The course assumes no prior skills with using NVivo. The focus is on developing the essentials skills from NVivo through hands-on experience. This training will be conducted using a Windows platform. NVivo for Mac users will be accommodated, but the demonstrations will be given in Windows. Participants will be expected to have the software installed on their own device. A 14 day free trial is available through QSR International.

Course syllabus: 

 

Content will include:

 

Part I: Introduction to the software and data management.

Installing, opening the software. Setting up a project and consideration of the design framework. Creating, importing and managing text based data.

 

Part II: Analysing text based data.

Coding techniques and analytic processes. Using text analysis tools including coding, autocoding, text search and word frequency queries. Managing nodes, merging, moving and restructuring coding.

 

Part III: Using multimedia sources of data.

Importing, transcribing, coding and managing multimedia based data. Use of complimentary software packages including bibliographic packages with NVivo and NCapture.

 

Part IV: Queries, visualisations, exploring and reporting your data

Running coding queries, creating charts, graphs and models. Exploring and reporting data and analysis.

 

Course format: 

This hands-on training will be conducted using a Windows platform. NVivo for Mac users will be accommodated, but the demonstrations will be given in Windows. Participants will be expected to have the software installed on their own device. A 14 day free trial is available through QSR International.

Recommended Background: 

Basics research methods knowledge. Familiarity with Windows based computer environments.

Recommended Texts: 

Bazeley, P. & K. Jackson. (2013). Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo (Second Edition). London: Sage.

 

Miles, M. B., A. M. Huberman & J. Saldana. (2013) Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook (Third Edition). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

 

Richards, L. (2014). Handling Qualitative Data: A Practical Guide (Third Edition). London: Sage.

 

Saldana, J. (2016) The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (Third Edition). London: Sage.

 

Program where course next likely to be offered: 
 
Workshop - runs over 2 days May 2017: Nvivo Essentials
Prices

(per course)

Member: 
$1,200
Non Member: 
$2,200
Full time student Member: 
$1,200
Venues: 

The ACSPRI Head Office is located at 763 Heidelberg Road, Alphington, just before the corner of Yarralea St.

 

Accommodation: 

The ACSPRI Office is only 20 minutes from the Melbourne's CBD via train. Accommodation located close to any of the City Loop train stations (Parliament, Melbourne Central, Spencer St, Flinders St and {on weekdays} Flagstaff) or other stations along the Hurstbridge Line will enable a very easy commute (see Transport below). We expect most visitors would appreciate staying quite centrally and there are numerous accommodation options. It is worth checking a travel website (expedia, tripadvisor, etc) to fine the best option for your budget and requirements, but we recommend staying close to a train station as per above.

 

Ivanhoe Quest Apartments are located 20 minutes walk east of the ACSPRI Office, along Upper Heidelberg Road.  You can also catch the train to Alphington Station from either Ivanhoe Station (2 stops - city direction) or Darebin Station (1 stop - city direction). You can also walk to Heidelberg Road (4 mins) take the 546 Bus to Yarralea Street, which is opposite our office.

 

 

Car Parking / Transport: 

Alphington Station is roughly 20 minutes from Melbourne Central (and other City loop stations) on the Hurstbridge Line and only a few minutes' walk from the ACSPRI office. There are also a number of bus lines that service the area. Bus services are very limited on weekends and the train is recommended. Click here for the journey planner.

 

By car, the quickest route for many local Melbournians will be via the Eastern Freeway and/or Chandler Hwy. From the CBD the Eastern Freeway from the Inner North will also probably be the quickest route. At that time on a weekend 20 minutes would allow plenty of time. Parking is usually available in Yarralea St or nearby but not on Heidelberg Road. 

 

Secure space is available to store bicycles at the office. The office is very close to Alphington Park, which backs onto the Yarra River and subsequently a vast network of Melbourne's bike paths.

 

 

Venue and Timetable: 

The course will run from 9am until 5pm both days.

Breaks are held at 10.30 - 11.00, 12.30 - 1.30 and 3.00 - 3.30. Lunch and a small morning and afternoon tea are provided both days. Depending on class consensus, breaks may be shortened to result in an early finish.