To begin your project in NVivo, see the video below.
What is qualitative data analysis or QDA?
Qualitative data is non-quantifiable data collected from resources such as interviews or surveys that researchers analyze by creating a structured, valid and consistent (reliable) Coding Scheme.
Use the resources below to get started with your QDA.
You code your sources to gather material about a topic and store it in a container called a node. As you explore your sources, you select content and code it at a node. When you open any type of node you can see all the references in one place— allowing you to reflect on the data, develop your ideas, compare attitudes and discover patterns.
For visualizations of each click here.
Use the linked resources below to begin coding your data.
Queries provide a flexible way to gather and explore subsets of your data. In NVivo, you can create queries to:
Find and analyze the words or phrases in your sources, annotations, and nodes. You can find specific words or those that occur most frequently.
Ask questions and find patterns based on your coding and check for coding consistency among team members.
Finds all occurrences of a word, phrase or concept.
Lists the most frequently occurring words or concepts.
Finds content coded at nodes or a combination of nodes and attributes.
Find coding intersections between two lists of items.
Used to combine a text search and coding query, two text search queries or two coding queries.
Compares the coding done by two users or two groups of users.
Finds items associated by coding, attribute value, and relationships.
See NVivo's query guide for greater detail.
For more information, watch the video series linked below.
Use NVivo to visualize your qualitative data into word frequency charts, graphs, and much more.
NVivo Visualization Types:
Types include bar column, pie, bubble, heat maps, and radar charts.
Hierarchy charts visualize a hierarchy, helping you to see patterns in your coding or view the attribute values of cases and sources.
A mind map reflects what you think about a single topic and is usually created quickly or spontaneously.
You can use a concept map to map out your ideas or to explore and present the connections in your theories.
Represents project items and their linkages.
Comparison diagrams can show you what two items have in common and where they differ.
Explore diagrams focus on a single project item, showing all of the items connected to that item.
Find patterns by seeing similarities and differences between files or nodes.
Displays social networks as a diagram when you want to see how a particular case is connected to other cases in your project.
Watch this video to create visualizations with NVivo.