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DSD: In a Nutshell: Starting an Nvivo Project
Course Description:

Get your Nvivo project off the ground, and do it right from the start!

This demonstration that shows you how to start a qualitative data project in Nvivo.

This is a one-hour demonstration session delivered remotely.


An understanding of qualitative data and of the different data types you may encounter.

"Teaching me the software functions and process provided me with essential data processing skills. As a result, my dissertation was highly commented by my supervisor and the second marker. Thank you very much!" (Postgraduate student in Education and Technology)


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Topics covered will include:
  • Formats you can use for your data
  • How to import data
  • Fixed versus open data fields
  • Ways of viewing data
  • Coding free text responses
  • Basic querying of free text data
  • Intended Audience:

    All UCL students and staff who are considering using Nvivo to analyse a qualitative research project.

    Target Audience: All
    Course Contact: Digital Skills Development isd-digiskills@ucl.ac.uk
    Further Information: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/services/learning-teaching/learning-teaching-services/digital-skills-development/digital-skills
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