NVivo - The AIB Centre for Information and Knowledge Management

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Nov 6, 2013 (4 years and 1 day ago)

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AIB Centre for Information & Knowledge Management

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NVivo Software

John.Walsh@ul.ie


AIB Centre for Information & Knowledge Management

www.cikm.ul.ie

N6 Software Overview


Documents


Codes


Nodes


Searches


Modelling


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Documents

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Document Types


Interview Transcripts


Unstructured open questions


Organisational Documentation


Speeches


Plays, Novels etc.

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Document Types


Data Documents


Memos


Thoughts, developed over time


About interviewees, surroundings, queries
after interview, anomalies/further questions


Get on paper at the time


Node Memos
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notes on concepts


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Coding

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Coding


Identification of key Themes/Patterns


Attach ‘key words’/tags


To segments of text (text units)


Make available for inspection


Later software helps


Retrieve text units


Order themes


Search for patterns

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Coding Text

From example interview text

What codes

Issues

Concepts

…are covered?


From Theory/From Data (In Vivo)

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Nodes

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Nodes


Create Nodes in N6 for each code


Code a text unit with (multiple) codes


Can retrieve by Code

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Naming Nodes


Node Names


from Theoretical concepts


Structure available from Lit Review


Enable ‘mirroring’


In Vivo


From the data


Grounded Theory


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Types of Nodes


Free Nodes


Not organised


Generated initially as free (first pass)


May not fit other categories


Tree Nodes


Have a Hierarchy


Categories & sub
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categories

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Managing Nodes


Structuring free Nodes



Passes through the data


Spotting something half
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way through


Iterative

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Searching

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Searching involves


Helping arrange data to AID answer
questions asked when


Exploring


Reflecting on


Probing for patterns


Need to know what questions to ask!

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Modelling

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Modelling


Tree/hierarchical structures


Graphical representations (Not N6)

AIB Centre for Information & Knowledge Management

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AIB Centre for Information & Knowledge Management

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AIB Centre for Information & Knowledge Management

www.cikm.ul.ie

AIB Centre for Information & Knowledge Management

www.cikm.ul.ie

Questions?