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  1. Hello Adam, The easiest way to solve this issue would be to combine all 4 transcripts into a single document. Then apply classifications to your 50 documents. However, in my experience, combining transcripts is not an option in many situations, since each unique document has its own unique data characteristics. In that case, I would suggest you to look at this topic that I previously shared my ideas about a similar question. http://forums.qsrinternational.com/index.php?showtopic=5782&hl=canarik#entry16869 Hope this helps,
  2. Syncing with Google Drive

    Hi Phil, No worries, there is a quite simple solution for your issue. Gdrive (and any other drive) checks the last modification of a certain file and arrange all syncing according to this data. When you finished syncing at your office 1 it is successfully stored in your account. However, I assume when you move to your office 2 you immediately open your project file. That is the problem! Because, it still needs to be synced with the latest version of that file. If you open that file without initially waiting for sync to be completed and then close down the project file. It's latest modification data is changed. Thus, Gdrive now syncs that (older) version back again. Depending on your internet speed, the sync will be completed before you shut down your office 2 computer. Then when you go back to your office 1, you will see the older version after sync is completed. You have two options here, Do not turn off computers in any locations or before opening your project just be sure Gdrive is completed sync on that device. Hope this helps,
  3. How to see what I've coded?

    Hello Charles, Surely there is a way to see which codes you have used for a certain section of your data. Let's say you open a text document with multiple pages (length is not important). It is possible you might have coded a section with more than one code, and even with 50 codes (again code count is NOT important) you can still see them. However, the more codes you have used the more space you need to display them. This is an expected requirement for ALL software, regardless from their purpose. Take Excel for instance, with a 14" laptop screen you can only see up until to the "U" column without scrolling. When you connect a 21.5" external monitor to your laptop, then you can see up until to the "AC" column without scrolling. Nvivo (and other caqdas) is no exception to this. Having this reality in mind, I would suggest you this: Open your document undock it and send it to a larger screen something like 21,5" (the larger is the better), click view tab and then coding stripes button. This time select "nodes most coding". Click coding stripes button again and select "number of stripes". When you see the dialog box, increase the default number (which should be 7) to the number you desire like 50 or something. Then arrange the border line of your coding stripes section closer to your text. This way you should be able to see all 50 codes that you have assigned to a specific section. Below you can see an example. If you have like 200 codes for a section, just connect your laptop to a bigger screen. In such cases I connect my laptop to my 46" TV and have no problems of seeing high number of coding. Hope this helps,
  4. Export dataset

    Hi again Janina, It is possible to see those data on a matrix coding query! All you need to do is to code and classfiy information in your data set. Then use matrix coding query via adding those variables into either rows or columns. For example: If you properly code your imported Facebook data, it is possible to see the username/author on the row and date, post, and other nodes on the columns. Yes, I do agree that it would have been much more easier if we had a "simple"!!! export functionality. I hope developers of QSR Mac team are trying to do their best to solve the problem. Hope this helps,
  5. Export dataset

    Hi again Janina, Remembering your previous posts, I assume you are trying to export your Facebook dataset that you have imported from NCapture. As mentioned before, currently it is NOT possible to select and export a dataset in Nvivo for Mac. However, there is a workaround for this issue. Since you have your data in hand, just go and code however you like. Then use matrix coding query for the themes/concepts that you would like to create a chart for. Each matrix coding query will provide you a table, export this matrix coding query table as a docx file. Then open that file and select table and paste it into a cell of your blank spreadsheet in Excel and chose "match destination style". Voila! There is your table in excel which you can use to create a chart of your selection. Hope this helps,
  6. quantitative approach to facebook?

    Hi Janina, You are doing it right. Unfortunately, you can only export your matrix in word format with the current version of Nvivo for Mac. Therefore, first export your matrix table as a word file, then copy-paste it into excel. Sorry for the confusion.
  7. Hi Raphaela, When you cross-tabulate your overlapping data, matrix will provide you certain data, like number of coding references. However, it is not possible to show the exact overlapping text in your matrix. As you might already know, to see the exact content you need to click each cell. Thus, you will need to copy-paste each data. On the other hand, you might want to utilize framework matrices, which can provide you the summarized content of the overlapping data and let you export it as an Excel file. For detailed information, please refer to the link below: http://help-nv11.qsrinternational.com/desktop/concepts/about_framework_matrices.htm
  8. quantitative approach to facebook?

    Hi Bhupesh, Thank you for your reminder. Yes, I forgot to mention to suggest export matrix table and use excel to create chart. Best,
  9. NVOVO and Lit Review Concepts

    Hi Mitja, I have just seen your post. Sorry for the delayed response. I am also a great fan of Zotero. The problem you have mentioned is not a problem at all! It is something happens to me many times that after I imported my literature review into Nvivo I discover another great article which I felt obligated to add my literature review. All you need to do is saving the bibliographical data of that article into Zotero and attaching the article. Then re-export your library/collection and re-inport it into Nvivo. However, this time you need to make some adjustments when import from Zotero dialog box opens. You will see that Nvivo recognizes the new article in your bibliography and show it under "Import New" title. Just keep the box checked. Then uncheck the box under "To be linked" title so that your previously coded items will not be effected. Once import process is finished, there will be no duplicates, no previously coded items effected\ and your new article will be ready to code. Hope this helps,
  10. quantitative approach to facebook?

    Hi Janina, It is possible to analyze Facebook and Twitter data as you described. First, you need to capture Facebook posts as a dataset. Then, you can create a chart of Facebook posts over time. If you need step-by-step guide, please refer to below link from the original help. http://help-nv11.qsrinternational.com/desktop/concepts/approaches_to_analyzing_twitter_data.htm#MiniTOCBookMark6
  11. How Does NVIVO calculate Kappa

    Hi Pmabrouk, Please refer to this article in the official help. Hope this helps. Best.
  12. As being a qualitative research professor and Nvivo trainer, I am quite happy with the recent improvements of Nvivo visualization tools, especially with the transformation of tree maps into hierarchy charts. However, I do believe that visualization tools will become more efficient with some additional changes. Below I will try to explain my suggestions: 1) Y-axis options: While creating charts we can select what to display on the Y-axis such as number of coding references, percentage coverage, etc. However, in some situations we need to display the percentage of coding references in order to show among the top 20 codes in that source how frequent is each by percentage. For example, this graph shows us the number of coding references (20 most used codes) in Maria and Daniel's interview. It would be a better chart tool if we can choose to display number of coding references by percentage. In this way we can see the code policy management comprises % 3.9 of top 20 coding, which I believe is a more robust way of showing the pattern or importance comparing with the its frequency. 2) Pie chart: With the current version it is not possible to convert above column chart into a pie or 3D pie chart. I think it would be great to have such an option. 3) Labelling limitations: This is the most important limitation of chart and hierarchy chart tools which significantly reduces the reporting capacity of these tools. In order to give more details, when we convert above chart in to a 3D column it is not possible to add data labels and we lost all coloring. Similarly, even we knew that the relative size of the each box in hierarchy chart represents the frequency of each node, it is not possible to add data labels that display the selected information such as number of coding references or percentage coverage (the only way we can see such information is to hover on our mouse pointer). Moreover, I would love to be able to edit not only title of the charts but also add/edit axis labels, footnotes, annotations. 4) Since it is possible to change coloring scheme of visualization tools into item colors, being able to assign colors to project items is important. However, current version is limited to 7 different colors. I think it would be better to choose colors from the Windows color pane which will allow us to be able assign virtually hundreds of different colors for each item in our project. I also welcome additional suggessions from other Nvivo users regarding this topic. I hope this would help to make Nvivo a more efficient research tool. Best,
  13. Hi Corine, It is possible to automatically assign attributes to your cases. However, in order to do this you need to apply "auto-coding" for your classification sheet. Please refer to http://help-nv11.qsrinternational.com/desktop/procedures/automatic_coding_in_dataset_sources.htm Hope this helps,
  14. Hi Rahul, Thank you so much for the clarification. Best,
  15. Hi Rahul, In order to see my custom fields in all the projects that I open in Nvivo, I have added "Speaker" field in application options menu. I was able to see this new field in my new blank projects. However when I open the sample project, new field does not appear. Yes, I was able to add this new field thorugh project properties but; As far as I know, changes in application options menu should effect all projects or am I wrong about it? Best,