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  1. Hi folks, Sadly I think I get to wear the dunce hat for the week. I'm running interviews as part of my project. Because it is on a sensitive topic I have committed to transferring each interview onto my PC as soon as I can, and deleting it off the Dictaphone. It's encrypted, but it's harder to steal a desktop than it is a Dictaphone. I hope you can see where this is going and why this is a problem. I imported today's interviews into Nvivo11: clicked on Data, Audios, and then imported directly from the Dictaphone connected to my PC. Looking through the project log, I imported to internals. When I imported, I double checked that everything worked - the file played fine and displayed the correct metadata. With glee, I disconnected the Dictaphone and deleted the interviews. Now six hours later, I have reopened my project only to be met with a 'could not open media file for this source' error message whenever I try to click on any of the interviews in Nvivo. Obviously, the originals have been deleted and dunce here has not backed up the interviews on the PC (why would I? Nvivo compresses other data very neatly!) The interview metadata still exists in Nvivo - it tells me the length and the format of each file, just no actual data. Is there a chance I can retrieve the lost data? If not, how can it be made more obvious in Nvivo that data is not stored correctly? And also, let this be a lesson to all - backup your files: Nvivo does not store everything. With thanks, Julia
  2. Is there a way to auto-code using an excel spreadsheet? We have around 100+ interviews which need to be connected with two different classifications of nodes- a person node and a place of work node. (for example the interview with Steve Jobs needs to be coded to both the Steve Jobs node and the Apple node) Is there a more efficient way to code these structures other that individually coding each entire source to its two corresponding nodes? For example, would it be possible to create an excel spreadsheet with three columns: one for the source to be coded, the second with the corresponding person node, and the third with the corresponding place of work node and then somehow upload this? Alternatively is there a feature of auto-code that might allow this? Thanks in advance! L
  3. Hi, I am working with interviews conducted at the beginning and at the end of the project. I have organised the sources in two folders R1 and R2 interviews. Then I have coded each interview in the nodes (these nodes are thematic). I would like to observe/compare the information coded over time, between R1 and R2. I would like to see what happen for any individual and for the group as a whole. I am not sure if the classifications may be useful for this purpose. Any help will be very much appreciated. Thanks Rocio
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