Time: April 12, 2012 at 10am to April 13, 2012 at 4:30pm
Location: University of Surrey, Department of Sociology, AD 03.
Street: Stag Hill Campus, University of Surrey
City/Town: Guildford, GU2 7XH
Website or Map: http://www.fahs.surrey.ac.uk/…
Phone: 01483 689458
Event Type: short, course
Organized By: Elizabeth Stutchbury
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2012
Thursday, 12th & Friday 13th April 2012 - 2-day Nvivo 9 introductory workshop
Registration: 10a.m., Course start time 10.30a.m.
Presenter: Christina Silver
Course Outline: NVivo 9, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which now integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.
The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks. The first day uses sample data in order to become familiar with tools and functions, following through common tasks as a group and practicing exercises as individuals. Work is structured to provide step-by-step support for commonly used early software tools, with others demonstrated to illustrate longer-term potential.
The second day provides participants with the opportunity to get started using NVivo with their own project data. This may comprise interview/focus-group transcripts, audiovisual data, documentary evidence etc. The first part of the day focuses on translating the tasks explored on day one into practice. Individuals and teams work independently with the support of the tutor. The remainder of the day focuses on experimenting with more sophisticated interrogation tools. Possibilities and implications are discussed, demonstrated and practiced.
The course will suit those who are complete beginners and those who have looked at the software and tried to use it in a limited extent. However you should have some idea about what your approach to qualitative data analysis will be. The course does not teach you 'how to do' qualitative data analysis per se. The workshop is accompanied by fully step-by-step documentation and is led by an expert user of NVivo who has been working with and training in qualitative software packages for many years. In the two day format there is time to discuss individual needs and particular methodological approaches.
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