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Qualitative Research in a Changing World: NVivo Conference Resources

COVID-19 has completely transformed the ways in which we live. As medical professionals and politicians work to mitigate the effects and search for a vaccine, social scientists evaluate the impact the global pandemic will have on our traditions and customs of living. Methodologists are adapting to new ways of conducting research, while faculty and students are adapting to new ways of teaching and learning.

These topics are central to Qualitative Research in a Changing World the 24-hour NVivo Virtual Conference 2020 on September 23. SAGE Publishing, the parent of MethodSpace and Social Science Space, is sponsoring the conference. Learn more with these open-access articles and media drawn from SAGE journals, SAGE Research Methods and SAGE MethodSpace. Relevant books by conference presenters, are highlighted. 

SAGE Authors: Qualitative Research in a Changing World Presenters

Nancy Baym
“The Place of the Technology in Online Research” Keynote Speaker

Internet Inquiry: Conversations About Method by Annette N. Markham and Nancy K. Baym

Annette Markham

“Ethics of Internet Research” Keynote Speaker

Internet Inquiry: Conversations About Method by Annette N. Markham and Nancy K. Baym

Janet Salmons
“Ask Dr. Salmons: Live Q & A about Online Qualitative Research”

Track 2: Online and Digital Methods
Doing Qualitative Research Online by Janet Salmons 
Little Quick Fix: Gather Your Data Online 
by Janet Salmons

Christina Silver
“Teaching NVivo using the Five-Level QDA Method: Adaptations for Synchronous Online Learning” Track 5: Innovations in Using NVivo
“The Importance of Reflexivity in Remote

Teams: Using NVivo to Bridge the Physical Divide”

Track 4: Research in Teams
Using Software in Qualitative Research by Christina Silver and Ann Lewins

COVID-19 Research

You can find SAGE Publications’ statement on COVID-19. You will see that SAGE has removed the subscription gateway to articles of value to researchers and practitioners at this time. On SAGE Journal’s page find links to a multi disciplinary selection of articles on these topics: 

    • Most Recent COVID-19 Research
    • Healthcare, Disease and Inequalities
    • Working, Living and Educating During a Pandemic
    • Effects on National/International INfrastructure
    • Strategies for Containment and Health Security
    • Pandemics: Past, present and Future Considerations
    • Being Mindful and Managing Stress and Anxiety
    • Workplace Management, Crisis Management and the role of Human Resources
    • Effects on Hospitality and Tourism
    • Special issues, collections and podcasts on COVID-19

Data Collection with Online and Digital Methods

Are you changing your research designs after COVID-19 disrupted plans for data collection? These links showcase MethodSpace posts that can help qualitative researchers find new ways to collect data:

Like most industries, the global pandemic has forced academia to go remote and work from home. As a result, researchers and academics are forced to reassess and reconfigure their methods of conducting research. Here, we have gathered materials on online qualitative and quantitative research methods that can help streamline the transition to online methods.

  • Gather Your Data Online: Little Quick Fix by Janet Salmons is available for purchase. You can request a review at the link attached.  The Little Quick Fix series provides quick but authoritative answers to the problems, hurdles and assessment points researchers face in their research course, project proposal, or design. This book discusses the questions, “What types of data collection do researchers conduct online? How do I choose which type(s) fit my research? How can I find, and get permission to use, data that exists online? How can I find, and gain consent from, participants online?” and “How can I interact with participants online to collect data?”, among others. 
  • Doing Qualitative Research Online by Janet Salmons takes a broad view of methodologies to cover ethical issues in research design and ethical relationships with participants, designing online qualitative studies, collecting qualitative data online through interviews, observations, participatory and arts-based research and a wide range of posts and documents, and analyzing data and reporting findings.
  • Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World by Trena M. Paulus and Jessica N. Lester. This book provides a deep exploration of the relationship between theories of technology, substantive theories and methodological theory, and shows how together these inform the development of a quality research design. 
  • Imagining Forward: Visual Storytelling to Make Research Accessible for Practice by our Methodspace March 2020 Mentor-in-Residence is an article that speaks to the research imagination as it relates to representations of research meanings and data. The article focuses on the ways that qualitative researchers can re-imagine approaches to conducting research broadly. 
You can access Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World in the link above.
The cover of Salmon's Little Quick Fix: Gather your Data Online

Arts-Based Approaches

These MethodSpace posts and media offer examples and resources for using arts-based, visual, and creative research methods.

Health Research

  • This open-access cross-disciplinary resource by the SSRC is a comprehensive coronavirus syllabus with many useful books and articles on a wider range of global health topics. 
  • The Qualitative Health Research Journal published by SAGE Publishing provides an international, interdisciplinary forum to enhance health care and further the development and understanding of qualitative research in healthcare settings.
  • This guide offered by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill library offers additional resources on qualitative training and support.

Participatory Action Research

Research in Teams

Using NVivo and Data Analysis

These SAGE texts offer how-to guidance for using NVivo to analyze qualitative data.


Kristi Jackson and Patricia Bazeley

Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo by Kristi Jackson and Patricia Bazeley

Qualitative Data Analysis: Practical Strategies by Patricia Bazeley


Margaretha Järvinen and Nanna Mik-Meyer

Qualitative Analysis by Margaretha Järvinen and Nanna Mik-Meyer


Ann Phoenix, Julia Brannen, Corinne Squire
Researching Family Narratives by Ann Phoenix, Julia Brannen, Corinne Squire


Lyn Richards
Handling Qualitative Data by Lyn Richards

Teaching Transitions

These MethodSpace posts include guidance for those who are moving from face-to-face to online teaching, as well as posts about engaging ways to teach research methods and skills.


Doctoral Students Transition during COVID-19

  • Doctoral students are adapting to new challenges now that they are writing and studying, designing and conducting research online. can be incredibly difficult. These resources can help you succeed. 

    • Career Crossroads for Scholar Practitioners: Interview with Dr. Gary Burkholder talks about career preparation for doctoral students and recent graduates. 
    • Your Super Quick Guide to Learning Online by Janet Salmons is guide to transitioning to online learning. You can request a review copy or purchase the book. Top Ten Tips for Learning Online which summarizes her top tips for online learning. 

Featured Books on Qualitative Research

Keep up to date with qualitative research trends when you read these peer-reviewed SAGE journals:

Ethnography is a peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal for the ethnographic study of social and cultural change. 

Global Qualitative Nursing Research is a ground-breaking, international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal focusing on qualitative research in fields relevant to nursing world-wide. 

International Journal of Qualitative Methods
is an open-access journal that serves as an eclectic international forum for insights, innovations and advances in methods and study designs using qualitative or mixed methods research.

International Review of Qualitative Research advances the use of critical, experimental, and traditional forms of qualitative inquiry towards the pursuit of social justice.

Journal of Contemporary Ethnography is an international and interdisciplinary forum for research using ethnographic methods to examine human behavior in natural settings. 

Qualitative Health Research provides an international, interdisciplinary forum to enhance health care and further the development and understanding of qualitative research in health-care settings.

Qualitative Inquiry provides an interdisciplinary forum for qualitative methodology and related issues in the human sciences. 

Qualitative Research publishes original research and review articles on the methodological diversity and multi-disciplinary focus of qualitative research. 

Qualitative Social Work provides a forum for those interested in qualitative research and evaluation and in qualitative approaches to practice. 

Methodological Innovations is an international, open access journal and the principal venue for publishing social-research methods articles, including qualitative research.