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NVivo: Training

 

During COVID-19, Research Commons' services continue.

SFU graduate students are encouraged to book consultations with the Research Commons staff and partners. Consultations are available by phone, via email, or through online video-conference.

Not finding what you're looking for? Please get in touch with us at research-commons@sfu.ca so we can discuss your research support needs. 

 

Canvas community

Join our Canvas community for NVivo users and researchers at SFU. We provide self-service learning materials, an online discussion forum, and host online office hours. Self-enroll in the Canvas course.

Consultations

Online Office Hours

Graduate Peer NVivo Facilitators regularly host an online office hour in BB Collaborate in Canvas. Self-enroll in the Canvas course and drop in with your questions.

Summer 2020 online office hours will be held every other Thursday from 11am-12noon on the following dates: May 14, May 28, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 13

Book a consultation

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 Consultation Request form.

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.

Library workshops

Introduction to NVivo for Windows [Online]

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: Before the workshop, participants should download and install the latest version of NVivo. You can download NVivo and the license key with your SFU computing ID by using the self-serve download link here. If you are unable to get past the authentication page, then please email nvivo-rc@sfu.ca.

Register for upcoming workshops

Dates Location
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm via Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

Introduction to NVivo for Mac [Online]

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.


Note: Before the workshop, participants should download and install the latest version of NVivo. You can download NVivo and the license key with your SFU computing ID by using the self-serve download link here. If you are unable to get past the authentication page, then please email nvivo-rc@sfu.ca.

Register for upcoming workshops

Dates Location
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm via Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

Making Literature Reviews Easier with NVivo for Windows [Online]

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.

Notes:

  • Before the workshop, participants should download and install the latest version of NVivo. You can download NVivo and the license key with your SFU computing ID by using the self-serve download link here. If you are unable to get past the authentication page, then please email nvivo-rc@sfu.ca.
  • Participants should also have some familiarity with citation management software (Zotero, Mendeley, Refworks, EndNote, etc). Zotero will be used during this workshop.

Register for upcoming workshops

Dates Location
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm via Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

Making Literature Reviews Easier with NVivo for Mac [Online]

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.

Notes:

  • Before the workshop, participants should download and install the latest version of NVivo. You can download NVivo and the license key with your SFU computing ID by using the self-serve download link here. If you are unable to get past the authentication page, then please email nvivo-rc@sfu.ca.
  • Participants should also have some familiarity with citation management software (Zotero, Mendeley, Refworks, EndNote, etc). Zotero will be used during this workshop.

Register for upcoming workshops

Dates Location
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm via Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

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 online eSeminars, sometimes free and sometimes for a fee, during which researchers or practitioners discuss how they have used NVivo to support their project. (Please note the time zone when registering for any of these.)

Past webinars and training are available on QSR's NVivo YouTube channel.