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Sue Bullen

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  1. Hello, QSR would be happy to conduct an online workshop for you and your colleagues at a time that suits. This could be tailored to suit your project needs. Alternatively we could also arrange to run a face to face workshop at your site but there would be additional travel costs involved. As far as I'm aware, there are no independent trainers located in the Phillipines (although I know of many users). There are however a number of trainers located in Asia and these are listed on the Trainer/Consultant directory of the QSR website here: http://bit.ly/1f8IIaa. As they are independent you would need to contact them directly to enquire about availability and costs. Finally if you are able to travel, I'm running a workshop in Hong Kong in February - details about this are here: http://bit.ly/19DwdiW I hope that helps and if you would like to talk to QSR further about training options, please email training@qsrinternational.com. Sue
  2. Overall and individual coding

    Hello, I would suggest three types of nodes to get you started - 'Participant Group', 'Service' and 'Satisfied/Dissatisfied'. Code each participant group to the appropriate 'Participant' node, e.g. Participant Group 1 or Participant Group 2. Create a sub (or child) node for each service under the 'Service' node, e.g. Service 1, 2, 3 Create a Satisfied and Dissatisfied Node Presumably you will want to pull out why a particular participant group is satisfied or dissatisfied with a service so create thematic nodes as they are found in the data. Then....when participant 1 talks about how satisfied/Dissatisfied they are with a particular service, you code the same piece of text at four nodes - Participant Group Service 1 or 2 Dissatisfied or Satisfied node and.....the 'Why' node that may be created on the fly. The coding queries (matrix and coding) can then be used to asked any of your questions outlined in your message. BTW: If you have any software questions, best to post to the Question and Answer forum rather than this one. Hope that helps. Sue
  3. "Cluster" Nodes

    Hi there, The idea you suggest is how you should code, that is, “code it once at (Student Work A AND Adequate Work) and then again at (Student Work B AND Inadequate Work)”. Otherwise as you say, you will have a node hierarchy that is difficult to manage. You may not have experimented with coding queries yet, but a coding query where you include what is coded at Student Work A and Adequate Work will give you that result only. There’s a very good topic on this forum under Working with projects: tips and techniques. See: Node Wrangling 101 - Build an efficient node hierarchy. If you wanted to learn more about the coding query, check out Tutorial 8: Explore your coding here: http://www.qsrinternational.com/support_tutorials.aspx?productid=20. Finally the NVivo online help will also provide you with the help you might need to get you started with playing with queries - http://help-nv9-en.q...out_queries.htm. Hope that helps Sue
  4. You could code as you mention but you may find a lot of duplication of nodes, particularly if the same themes arise from more than one question. For example: Interview Questions: ---Question 1 ----Attitude --------Negative ---Question 2 -----Attitude -----Negative If you follow Mark's suggestion above with the Interview Questions and Attitude as a parent node, shown below again here: Interview Questions: ---Question 1 ---Question 2 Attitude: ---Positive ---Negative and code at both for example, Question 1 and Positive, you'll avoid the duplication of nodes. A simple coding query will allow you to find all the positive attitudes coded at the Question 1 node. Hope that helps Sue
  5. Hello Jaume, QSR will be revealing information about grants for academics teaching qualitative research methods in universities in the UK and Europe soon. This will be announced on this forum as well as the QSR website. So "watch this space". Regards Sue
  6. WINDOWS 7

    Hi Malu, You should have no problems installing NVivo 8 on your new Windows 7 computer. I'm not sure whether you have the software on a CD or perhaps via your institution, but I would suggest you download the 30 day trial software which is available on the QSR website at: http://www.qsrinternational.com/products_free-trial-software.aspx?productid=18. This version of the software includes all service packs as well as the files required for a Windows 7 installation. So download this version and install using your license key (rather than the 30 day trial license key). After installation, you will be asked to activate the software. Because you have already done this on the machine that crashed, you may receive an activation error, but don't be too concerned. If this happens, email the QSR support team at their support form and they will get you up and running. Only thing to do then is copy your project file from your backup to your local drive and open. Good luck with meeting your July deadline. Hope that helps Sue
  7. Hi ous_nick and cbeit, If your software has expired, you need to extend the license with a new license key and then activate. Not sure whether you have both obtained a license via your University through a site license arrangement, but I would suggest you first check with your software administrator (or the person you received the key from originally)to see if they can provide you with a new license key. Alternatively, if you contact the QSR support team via the support form and provide the license key you are currently using, they will be able to confirm the current status of this key. Hope that helps Sue
  8. Thanks for sharing this with others Jacob. When Coding Stripes is turned on (even if only the coding density stripe), it makes the source readonly. So for instance if you were viewing a text source with coding stripes, no edits to the text can be made. That's the only function in the software that is disabled when the stripes are turned on. Not sure whether you have turned on the setting via the Application Options>Display tab to always show coding stripes, but if so, might be worth going back here and selecting Coding Stripes Display = None so you can choose when you want to display them. Regards Sue
  9. Hello, Although the coding stripe displays for the whole cell, if you right-click on the stripe and choose highlight coding, only the coded text will be highlighted. If you open the node, you will find that the surrounding cell context is shown (slightly lighter font) but the coded text is a stronger font. So it might seem like the whole cell is coded because of showing the surrounding context, but rest assured, it is only what you have selected to code at a node or nodes. The only workaround is to convert your table to text - this won't lose the coding but you might prefer the display. Try it and if you don't like this hit the Undo button quickly. Hope that helps. Sue
  10. Memo Link?

    Glad to help - easy when you know Regards Sue
  11. Hello, Firstly you are certainly not asking too much of NVivo as this is what it does well. But it does mean setting up your project correctly so these types of questions can be asked. Once your project is setup, you will be able to answer questions relating to a particular case, across a set of cases from different areas, at a certain period of time. I would suggest the following: Create a folder in your Sources for each of the different areas - chat rooms, forums, blogs, etc. Create a Case for each participant. Cases are created in the Nodes folder. The Case will hold the demographic information about each participant, e.g. age, gender, etc. Attributes are created in the Classifications folder. Ensure that when you import data from each of the areas, it is coded to the relevant Case. For example, import Chat Room data from Participant 1 into the Chat Room folder and then code the source to the Participant 1 Case. Do this for each source you import. The timeframe could be setup as a node, e.g. 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, etc. and when data is imported, the source is coded to the particular month. The What are they Talking about question can be dealt with by coding the text to a Free or Tree Node, e.g. Friendships. Once you have done some coding, you can then ask questions of your data via the Coding Query. For example, is it the Females in the age group 20-29 who speak about friendships in Chat Rooms over a 3 month period? Hope that makes sense and helps Regards Sue
  12. Memo Link?

    Hi Anke, To resize the columns that hold your child nodes, turn on the Child/Node headers (via the View menu), resize the columns and then turn off again. There is also an option to Customize the List View - go to View>List View>Customize Current View and then choose the columns that you may not require to be displayed. For example, if you are the only user, you may not need the Created By and Modified by columns to be shown. This will give you a little more space in the List View. Hope that helps Sue
  13. SP2

    Hey Pat, Sounds like you haven't got to read your QSR messages late last week. NVivo 8 Service Pack 2 was released last Friday 29th August and introduces language support for our Chinese and Spanish users. An announcement has been made on the QSR website. Click here to Read all about this new release. Have a good week. Sue
  14. Hi June, Would you like to email training@qsrinternational.com to discuss further some possible training options that may suit your colleagues in Nepal? Sue Bullen Training and Research Consultancy Regional Manager, Australasia QSR International Pty Ltd
  15. Hi there, Haven't heard of this behaviour and it may be that you'll need to uninstall and reinstall - I'm running Vista and everything in NVivo 7 is showing as it should. Not sure whether the QSR helpdesk has heard about this one, so maybe send them an email to support@qsrinternational.com and I'm sure they'll get back to you as quickly as possible. Hope that helps a little. Regards Sue
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