Workshop Preparation

NVivo 10 Open Workshop Preparation

Formatting Interviews Prior to the Course

Interviews, focus groups, field notes, existing project notes and literature are all suitable to bring along and create a project from, and can be formatted in advance (see below) to expedite your set up process. Formatting for other types of documents will be discussed during the workshop, however if you have text data in an excel spreadsheet (columns with anything other than prescribed/categorical values) you may wish to consider/explore ways of converting it into a word document. More about that at the workshop.

Recommended formatting for interview texts is shown below, with interviewer/interviewee in Style heading 3 (format menu/styles and formatting). The interviewer/interviewee (or their name or alias) could have a colon (or any unique identifier) following or preceding it, to help with data management issues later in the project.

Interviewer: (or alias in a style heading 3)
text text text

Interviewee: (or alias in a style heading 3)
text text text

Interviewer: (or alias in a style heading 3)
text text text

Interviewee: (or alias in a style heading 3)
text text text

Formatting for other data types will be discussed at the workshop.

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.

Software

You can download a trial versions of the software from http://www.qsrinternational.com/DemoReg/DemoReg1.asp

You must ensure that you have the software working correctly before the workshop.