Workshop October 2019: NVivo Essentials

This workshop is aimed at providing researchers with essential skills in using NVivo software. Those choosing to enrol in this course will be working on or about to embark on a research project. The course assumes no prior skills with using NVivo, however will cater for all levels of participants, from novice to advanced users.

 

This 2 day course is being held in ACSPRI's Melbourne office.

Dates: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - Friday, November 1, 2019
Early bird cutoff date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019
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, picture/audio/video data, 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 researchers with essential skills in using NVivo software. Those choosing to enrol in this course will be working on or about to embark on a research project. The course assumes no prior skills with using NVivo, however will cater for all levels of participants, from novice to advanced users.

 
Workshop - runs over 2 days
Instructor: 

Associate Professor Linda Sweet is academic nurse and midwife. She has 20 years of qualitative research experience and has been providing training and consultation in the use of QSR software including NVivo for over 16 years. Her research interests include midwifery practice and health professions education, and supervisors numerous research higher degree students. Linda is also deputy editor of the international journal Women and Birth.

Course dates: Thursday 31 October 2019 - Friday 1 November 2019
Venue: 
ACSPRI Office
Week: 
Week 1
About this course: 

The workshop is aimed to provide researchers with essential skills in using NVivo software. 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.

 

The course assumes no prior skills with using NVivo, however will cater for all levels of participants, from novice to advanced users. The focus is on developing the essentials skills from NVivo through hands-on experience. Sample data will be provided, however those with their own data will be accomodated and encouraged to advance their 'real' projects.

This training will be conducted using the Windows platform software only. NVivo for Mac are welcome, but must be aware that all demonstrations will be provided in Windows. Participants will be expected to have the latest version of 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. Annotations, Memos, See-also links, NCapture will be described

 

Part II: Analysing text-based data.

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

 

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 will be shown.

 

Part IV: Advanced data Analysis. Critiquing coding structure

Moving from descriptive coding to categorical, thematic, conceptual or theoretical coding will be described

 

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

Testing hypotheses and establishing credibility. Posing questions to test the strength of emerging propositions and/ or conclusions drawn from data analysis will be discussed. Identifying ways of answering these questions using Queries and other exploration and visualisation tools in NVivo by running coding queries, creating charts, graphs and models will be explored.

 

Course format: 

This training will be conducted using the Windows platform software only. NVivo for Mac are welcome, but must be aware that all demonstrations will be provided in Windows. Participants will be expected to have the latest version of the software installed on their own device.

 

A 14 day free trial is available through QSR International. Please don't open the trial version until just before the start of the course. Once (or if) you have NVivo installed, please check for the latest updates within the program.

 

If you are using a laptop belonging to your workplace, it will be essential that you install all your updates before attending the course, as you may not have the authorisation to install software outside of your work environment.

 

Please have Endnote installed on your pc, as using NVivo with Endnote will be demonstrated.

You will also need a copy of Micosoft Office.

 

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.

 

Course Fees:
All courses at a given program have the same fee structure, but fees vary depending on whether your organisation is an ACSPRI Member and whether there are Early Bird Discounts available at the time. The prices for this program are available on the program page.
Participant feedback: 

Helped me to understand features of NVIVO. Also how I can use it for my research project.

 

The main plus was I know many features which I can now look up in documents and videos to remeber how to do them.

 

Much of the content will be directly related to the work I do.

Program where course next likely to be offered: 
 
Workshop - runs over 2 days May 2019: Nvivo Essentials
Prices

(per course)

Member: 
$1,300
Non Member: 
$2,300
Full time student Member: 
$1,200
Early bird Member: 
$1,000
Early bird Non Member: 
$2,000
Early bird full time student Member: 
$800
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 9.30am until 4.30pm each day (unless otherwise notified).

Breaks are usually held at 11:00 - 11:15, 12:45 - 1.15 and 2:45 - 3:00. Lunch and a small morning and afternoon tea are provided each day.