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NVivo Begginer Course

Two-day NVivo Complete Introduction Course

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Start your qualitative project with our 2-day hands-on training. This course is designed for the complete beginner as well as those who have used previous versions of the software or are self-taught and want to upgrade their skill. This 2-day workshop provides a thorough hands-on-overview of NVivo using a sample project. The overview is followed by participants creating a practice project from scratch using their own data or sample data provided. The aim of the training is  for participants to gain confidence in setting up a project framework efficiently, importing data, coding which will incorporate annotations, memos, and linking ideas, exploring, probing, visualising data, and gathering evidence for writing up findings. Opportunity will be giving to review literature using NVivo.

Please see course details below for the course outline.

These scheduled public courses are delivered regularly from our training rooms in Manchester, London, Leeds, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

Small Class Size

To ensure that high quality and responsive learning support is given to each participant, we only take a small class with a maximum of 9 participants on our scheduled courses. Therefore, it is important you register your interest early to secure a place.

Target Audience

  • Post Graduate Researcher undertaking PhD study or Masters.
  • Early Career Researcher new to research, on their first teaching & research post or an independent researcher.
  • Mid-Career Researcher building reputation and esteem to help establish influence and leadership.
  • Expert Researcher or Research Leader, influencing research strategy and mentoring researchers of the future.


No previous knowledge of NVivo is required. Please see course details below for the course reminders.

Teaching Methods

The teaching method is mainly hands-on. It is supported by presentation, demonstration, encourage reflection, discussions, questions and answers.

The tutor will go around to examine each participant’s project on their coding, node structure, and classification to provide suggestions, corrections and efficiency tips. This will ensure that your coding and node structure will support in-depth data analysis.

Training Workbook

Each participant receives an instructional workbook to work through and keep.

Certificate of Completion & After Training Support

Each participant receives a certificate of completion and ongoing after training support via phone, email and a weekly live questions and answers Webinar.

Course Outline

Day 1:  Explore NVivo and Create a New Project

Morning Session you will learn to:

  1. Explore the functionalities of NVivo.
  2. Create a practice project and set up folders for your data.
  3. Import interview transcripts into the practice project.
  4. Learn to code a transcript into both “open-codes” and “thematic coding framework”.
  5. Annotate your coding, attach coding summaries in memos to transcripts and nodes.
  6. Create memos for field notes, reflective notes, and supervision meeting records.

Afternoon Session you will learn to:

  1. Organise your growing open-codes into thematic coding structure using colour to cluster them.
  2. Examine your coding using Coding Stripes and highlights.
  3. Classify the interviews by their demographic attributes and values.
  4. Create relationship types and use them to construct relationship nodes to code into.

Day 2: Advance functions in NVivo

The second day is designed as a follow-on from day-1.

Morning Session you will learn to:

  1. Use sets and search folders to organise and filter your data for specific research questions.
  2. Use a number of queries – coding, matrix and group queries to ask questions and gather coded references to answer them.
  3. Use concept maps, project maps to explore and patterns and relationships in your data.
  4. Explore the use of audio, video, and social media content in NVivo.
  5. Advise on how to setup and manage a group project involving a number of researchers or coders from different geographical locations, working on the same project.

Afternoon session you will learn how to:

  1. Create a literature review project and learn how to quickly explore your literature using keywords and phrases;
  2. Code your finds into thematic coding framework for further analysis and reporting.
  3. Generate “word cloud” for poster presentation.
  4. Create Framework Matrices – a data reduction methodology developed by Liz Spencer and Jane Ritchie of NatCen to conduct case by case analysis of policy document or systematic literature review.

Use the remaining time to work on your own project and receive individual support from the tutor.

Course Reminders

Practice interview data files are provided for those who have not collected data as yet. Download it here.

Bring any interview transcripts you may have to work on.

If you do not have NVivo installed on your laptop, you can download a 14-days FREE trial copy from this link.

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