NVivo 1 for Windows: Getting Started

This is the first workshop in a two-part series on NVivo. When undertaking qualitative research, it doesn’t take long for things to get messy. You can quickly find yourself buried under interview transcripts, photographs, videos, memos, web sites, articles and other texts. NVivo is a powerful data collection and analysis tool for the qualitative researcher. In this 90-minute workshop for beginners, we’ll look at strategies for getting your data into the system, setting up preferences for how you want to work, organizational principles, and other tips and tricks.

Workshop Topics

  • Getting to know the NVivo workspace
  • Exploring different types of Sources that can be analyzed
  • Basic Coding of Text and Multimedia Sources
  • Using Queries to explore and code your data
  • Recording comments and ideas

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of qualitative research methods is suggested, but not required. Watching this short tutorial on coding qualitative data before attending the workshop is recommended.
Series: This is the first workshop in a two-part series. Nvivo 2 is the second. This workshop is for the Windows version of NVivo. The Mac version differs significantly. If you will be using the Mac version and would like one-on-one training, please contact Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, Ph.D.

Presenter: Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, Ph.D, Data Services Librarian and member of the Library’s Research Data Services Team.

Contact: aswygarthobaugh@gsu.edu
Additional Information: Check out the library’s NVivo research guide.


This is an open, first-come-first-serve workshop. The first 25 people to arrive on time will be able to attend.
A Research Data Services Workshop
This Workshop is brought to you through partnership with the University Library’s Research Data Services. Learn more at library.gsu.edu/data

If you don’t see a date or time that works for your schedule please check back later for new additions. In the meantime, we encourage you to check out the FREE online training available to the Georgia State community at Lynda.com.

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