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Workshops

The Research Commons offers webinars and in-person workshops on the use of NVivo. These are open to all SFU NVivo users or potential users and require registration.

The Nuts and Bolts of NVivo for Mac

NVivo is a qualitative data analysis software program, but what does that mean -- and what does it mean for your research? Find out what NVivo is, when to use it, and how to get started.

In this hands-on introductory workshop, you'll take a tour of the NVivo software environment, using sample data. You’ll be introduced to NVivo’s functions and you’ll leave equipped with the basic info you need to begin working with NVivo. Topics introduced may include importing files and beginning coding.

This workshop is suitable for those with little or no experience using NVivo or other qualitative data analysis software.

Notes:
1. This workshop is for NVivo for Mac. The Windows interface is significantly different. Please check here for NVivo for Windows workshops being offered.
2. Please bring your own Mac laptop preloaded with the latest version of NVivo.

Upcoming Workshops

DatesLocation
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pmBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:30pmBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons

NVivo and Surveys

Learn how to use NVivo to import and analyze surveys. We will import an Excel spreadsheet and explore the structured data. Discussed tools include coding and queries as well as autocoding.

Upcoming Workshops

DatesLocation
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pmBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 4009

Doing More with NVivo for Windows

Need help moving forward with your qualitative data analysis? If you've had some experience with bringing in documents and coding them, you’re ready to move on to analyzing your material. In this hands-on workshop, Graduate Peer NVivo Facilitators will walk you through visualizations and queries using sample data and may be able to address other topics depending on the needs of the group.

This workshop is suitable for those who have some experience with NVivo or who have already taken the Nuts and Bolts of NVivo workshop.

Upcoming Workshops

DatesLocation
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30amBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30amBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105

NVivo and Social Media

In this workshop, we will explore NVivo's capacity to analyse various social media using the Chrome plug-in Ncapture. Participants should have some previous experience with NVivo.

Upcoming Workshops

DatesLocation
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pmBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105

The Nuts and Bolts of NVivo for Windows

NVivo is a qualitative data analysis software program, but what does that mean -- and what does it mean for your research? Find out what NVivo is, when to use it, and how to get started.

In this hands-on introductory workshop, you'll take a tour of the NVivo software environment, using sample data. You’ll be introduced to NVivo’s functions and you’ll leave equipped with the basic info you need to begin working with NVivo. Topics introduced may include importing files and beginning coding.

This workshop is suitable for those with little or no experience using NVivo or other qualitative data analysis software.

Upcoming Workshops

DatesLocation
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:30pmBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 4009
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:30pmBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo for Windows

NVivo is a Qualitative Data Analysis Software package that lets you handle and analyze unstructured data -- interviews, text, images, social media, survey data, and more. Have you wanted to get started with this software but found the learning curve daunting? Are you wondering if this kind of software is right for your research?

Gain the knowledge and practice you need to begin your work with NVivo in our 2-Day intensive workshop.

Day One will be an introduction and may include:

  • introducing NVivo and setting up a project
  • importing and coding documents
  • working with your themes and ideas and shaping your findings
  • importing and coding other items (images, media, datasets, web data)
  • exploring your data

Day Two will build on the concepts from the first day and may include:

  • classifying and categorizing data
  • grouping your data: collections and links
  • exploring your data (coding based queries)
  • models and relationships
  • visualizing your data
  • reporting and presenting your findings

Upcoming Workshops

DatesLocation
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
Burnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105

Making Literature Reviews a Breeze (almost) with NVivo for Windows

This interactive workshop introduces importing and coding of literature review materials and key tools that can be particularly helpful when reviewing literature in your area of research.

Topics covered include:

  • introducing NVivo and setting up a project
  • working with your information
  • identifying themes, topics and ideas and collecting data to support them
  • using tools such as text search query, matrix coding query, and Framework Matrix.

What will you achieve from this course? At the end of this, you will have the knowledge to set up a literature review in NVivo, and begin to work with your information. You will also be able to use NVivo to organize your content and begin to identify themes, topics or ideas.

It is appropriate for those who have had some experience with NVivo or who have taken the Nuts and Bolts of NVivo workshop. For more information about NVivo at SFU, please visit NVivo Software for Research Analysis.

Participants should also have some familiarity with citation management software (Zotero, Mendeley, Refworks, EndNote, etc). Zotero will be used during this workshop.

Upcoming Workshops

DatesLocation
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30amBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pmHarbour Centre, Lab 1350

NVivo Visualizations

You've coded your data using NVivo. Now what? This session revolves around data visualization. Participants will learn how to create word clouds, charts, and maps.

Upcoming Workshops

DatesLocation
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pmBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105

Different Approaches to Coding in NVivo

'Coding' is a way of organizing all the references to a specific concept, theme, person, place, or other idea into one 'node'. The way you approach coding may vary, depending on methodology and data. Come find out about the tools that NVivo offers for different approaches. This workshop is suited to both PC and Mac users (although it will be held in a PC lab and not all coding functions are available in Mac).

Participants should have some familiarity with NVivo.

Upcoming Workshops

DatesLocation
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30amBurnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pmHarbour Centre, Lab 1350

Making Literature Reviews a Breeze (almost) with NVivo for Mac

This interactive workshop introduces importing and coding of literature review materials and key tools that can be particularly helpful when reviewing literature in your area of research.

Topics covered include:

  • introducing NVivo and setting up a project
  • working with your information
  • identifying themes, topics and ideas and collecting data to support them
  • using tools such as text search query, matrix coding query, and Framework Matrix.

What will you achieve from this course? At the end of this, you will have the knowledge to set up a literature review in NVivo, and begin to work with your information. You will also be able to use NVivo to organize your content and begin to identify themes, topics or ideas.

It is appropriate for those who have had some experience with NVivo or who have taken the Nuts and Bolts of NVivo workshop. For more information about NVivo at SFU, please visit NVivo Software for Research Analysis.

Participants should also have some familiarity with citation management software (Zotero, Mendeley, Refworks, EndNote, etc). Zotero will be used during this workshop.

Note: You will need to bring your own fully charged Mac laptop, loaded with the latest version of NVivo.

Upcoming Workshops

DatesLocation
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:30pmBurnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7010, Research Commons

Custom training

If you would like to request that one of the Graduate Peer NVivo Facilitators deliver a custom training session to your research group, methodology class, or other group of NVivo users, please contact nvivo-rc@sfu.ca to discuss the possibility.  We prioritize custom or course-embedded training for graduate classes and research groups. We may have some limited capacity to accommodate requests for training for undergraduate classes.

Training from QSR

QSR, the parent company of NVivo, periodically offers free online eSeminars, during which researchers or practitioners discuss how they have used NVivo to support their project. QSR offers additional online workshops for a fee. Please note the time zone when registering for any of these. 

Consultations

Graduate Peer NVivo Facilitators are available to assist faculty, graduate students, and research group members by email (nvivo-rc@sfu.ca) or in one-on-one consultations. We may have some limited capacity to assist undergraduate students. The  facilitators are experienced NVivo users and skilled at assisting users with technology. They can introduce NVivo, discuss potential workflows, answer questions, and demonstrate features and techniques.

To schedule a meeting with one of our facilitators, please use the request form on the Research Commons Consultations page.