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Making Literature Reviews Easier 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 session? 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. 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.

Software requirements:

Participants will need to bring their own Windows (PC) laptop, pre-loaded with the latest version of NVivo for Windows. The SFU site license for NVivo allows SFU students, faculty, staff and SFU-based members of research teams to download NVivo to their individual home computers and laptops. Go to the NVivo: Getting started page  and use the "self-serve download" link on this page to install NVivo for Windows. It is advisable that you download NVivo for Windows well in advanced of the workshop. If you encounter any problems, please email our NVivo support team at nvivo-rc@sfu.ca

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