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Using NVivo for Qualitative Analysis (PhD course)

Using NVivo for Qualitative Analysis (PhD course)

This course will go in-depth in working with NVivo.


16.01.2020 kl. 09.00 - 20.01.2020 kl. 15.30


This coursee will go in-depth in working with NVivo. From using the program's interface to making use of the many features for qualitative analysis. It will be possible to work with your own data at the course. If you do not have any data to work with a research case with data will be provided.

Contents of the workshop

This two-day course is partitioned into four modules. It is possible to only attend some of the modules (please specify which modules you plan on attending when signing up).

MODULE 1: Getting started and basic functions in NVivo (16. JANUARY)

This module starts from scratch by describing what kind of program NVivo is and its main uses. From there the interface is introduced, taking you through all the basic functions and explaining the terminology using an existing project. Finally, you will start your own project making you ready for module 2.

MODULE 2: Analyzing data with NVivo (16. JANUARY)

Starting from a blank project, this module goes through the various local file and data formats that NVivo can import and work with. The module then focuses on how to make use of the basic and recurrent functions when analyzing such data and how they differ (the use of nodes, cases and attributes). The module also introduces the use of queries and visualization for gaining insights from your data.

MODULE 3: Advanced functions and NVivo as a collaborative platform (20. JANUARY)

This module builds on an existing project and introduces how to use the external data function (internet, social media, NVivo Capture etc.). The module focuses on how to use the basic and recurrent functions with these external sources (nodes, cases and attributes) as well as how to gain insights using queries and visualizations.

The module goes on to discuss advanced project-structures when working with multiple data sources as well as using NVivo as a collaborative platform

MODULE 4: a super-user perspective on NVivo (20. JANUARY)

This module presents a super-user perspective on the use of NVivo in qualitative research based on a concrete research projects. How NVivo is suited for different analytical strategies is presented and discussed as well as the role NVivo plays in a qualitative research process.

This COURSE is also a 0.5 ECTS phD course

If you are a PhD student, this course can be taken as a 0.5 ECTS PhD course. Receiving credits requires participating in all four modules. Please check that you are a PhD student on the sign up form.

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  • 16/01-2020 09:00-15:30
  • 20/01-2020 09:00-15:30


CALDISS – Fibigerstræde 5, room 37 – 9220 Aalborg Ø


Kristian Gade Kjelmann and associate professor Marie Østergaard Møller.

The course will be held in Danish or English dependent on the participants.




Own laptop or MacBook.


Students and staff associated with the Faculty of Social Sciences at AAU.


Material for the course can be found and downloaded at the CALDISS moodle.