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Beginning Your Project with NVivo

Basic Project Tasks

  • Creating a new project file and importing research materials
  • Coding data
  • Capturing thinking in memos
  • Creating cases for each participant
  • Creating or editing a classification (e.g., a person classification to capture demographic characteristics) and linking it to each case
  • Running queries
  • Visualizing data
  • Saving and backing up the project

To create a new project file and import research materials:

  • Open NVivo 
  • Select the Blank Project tile and enter the file name, description, and location on your computer for the file.
  • From the Import tab, select Files
  • Select the files to be imported and click the Import button.