Open Workshops

Face to Face Workshops

This is a two-day workshop held in Sydney CBD.

* No prior knowledge of NVivo assumed
* Suitable for beginners and those converting from earlier version
* Be introduced to all the new features in NVivo 12
* Take time to work through structured exercises
* Set up your own project and work with your own data
* The venue is a leafy city retreat providing a relaxed working space
* Small groups; 10 or less
* Workshops lead by an experienced researcher with a qual and quant research history
* High spec desktop computers with internet access
* Lunch, morning/afternoon teas, course notes and other resources

Please inquire about customised workshops.

Step 1: Registration Step 2: Booking Form

Day One: Setting up and organizing your project; working with all types of research data

This workshop starts with no assumed knowledge of NVivo or of research processes. As we progress through the two days you will become familiar with the NVivo working space and how to work to use the tools to best suit your project. Those who have experience working with earlier versions of NVivo may begin to question the investigative processes and methods most suitable for use in their own projects. Discussions around these issues can be quite lively, and provide a useful sharing of experiences and insights about how to progress your research whether it be academic or commercial. As you will see from the sample course outline we cover all the ‘click and point’ processes to get you started and much more – all with a step by step workbook by your side for quick reference. You will use a combination of sample data and your own data to learn to manage documents, spreadsheets, database tables, audio, video, images. An optional extra is to learn to work with data from bibliographic software such as Endnote, or from statistical packages such as SPSS.

Day Two: Query design to answer analytical questions; graphical representation of query results and other data

Day 2 is about getting organised. As researchers we want to look at the relationships occurring between ideas and be able to explain why and when they do or don’t occur. We start to group and organise all our data types; we examine relationships using text analyses and querying, and discover how to present the results as reports and stunning visuals such as 3D graphs and charts. Those who bring along their project materials can leave with a well-developed project and the confidence to progress their research once back at their desk.


For the training exercises we will use the sample data provided. However be sure to bring some of your own data as well as there will be time set aside to set up and develop your own project.

Course Notes

A full set of notes provided.


Tea, Coffee and Juices available all day, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch supplied. Please advise if you have any special dietary requirements.


Sydney CBD (West): 2/95 Quarry Street, Ultimo

Computing Skill

A “reasonable” level of skill with MS Word is assumed. Participants need to be able to navigate around documents, save them as different file types, apply style headings and perform basic functions like cut, copy and paste. People who cannot operate efficiently at this level may find they have a double learning curve for the first half of Day 1. Please let me know if you have any concerns in this area.