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  1. Hello! I am working on an NVivo server project and my colleagues made copies of sources inside the same project and then did additional coding in both the old and new sources. All of the coding is valid, I just want all the coding in one internal. Possible?
  2. Is there any easy way to turn off the sources and references columns while coding an interview in NVIVO 11 for Windows? (see attached screenshot) They take up valuable screen space, making it more difficult to see the nodes that I am working with. If there is any easy way to turn these off while coding, it would be really helpful. Thanks for any suggestions.
  3. Hello, Newbie here, I searched the forums for answers but found nothing close... I hope my question is not outlandish or stupid. I'm working on a corpus of regulatory documents (performance contracts for government agencies) where each document (mostly PDFs) has dates, a government jurisdiction, belongs to a given agency (the cases), has been disclosed or not, etc. I imported a classification of the documents from an Excel spreadsheet, that gives me the relevant information on each contract. But the corresponding sources were already in the project, and so my new source classification points to empty documents, while the existing sources are not linked to the imported classification. Moreover, I am editing some of the sources (editing out foreign content), and since they are PDF the editing implies that I have to re-import the source. Cut-and-paste the content will not work. Is there a way to change the source each classification item "points" to, preserving its attributes, or do I have to re-encode all the attributes for existing or newly imported sources? Thanks, Jan
  4. Merging sources

    I imported pdfs/webpages using NCapture and find I have duplicates that came through Endnote. The Endnote data does not contain any pdf/s. Is there a way to put the PDFs into the source item that corresponds? As is, it looks to be two references but it is one. Thanks for the help.
  5. Hi, it is not a specific NVIVO issue but still. When you do lit review, you find a first interesting article or a few of them and put them in NVIVO (I use Zotero) and start thoroughly reading them and coding. Maybe do some analysis as well. But then you find new articles that you have to add, but do not want to destroy existing work in NVIVO project. So how do you do it? How do you remove duplicates-problem. Do you re-run queries, etc. What are the best tactics? (where can I read about that) Thanks. Mitja
  6. Nvivo is rather new for me. For a while I'm having trouble with comparing coding between different sources (example: interview A coming from source 1, interview B coming from source 2 in interviewer X). I wonder if it's even possible in Nvivo? The main goal is to compare the coding of the nodes for similarity. The nodes are the same for both sources. I tried cluster analysis. This doesn't seem to do the trick (too many cases). Matrix coding doesn't do the trick either. Coding comparison seems ideal, but that's only used for different users. The cases I will use, are being filtered out by using sets. My interviewer X is called interviewer X in source 1 and in source 2, but not in general. So there is no common ground for an interviewer name or case name. I think, this might be the problem. Can I fix this? Are there other solutions?
  7. When I select an individual Interview in the People source folder, and go to properties and try to select a classification (people), there are no classifications listed. When I go over to Node Classifications, however, Person is there, along with all the attributes (Race, age,etc.). To give more background about my file: In the Node tab there is a People subfolder, with the same titles (of interviews) as in the Source tab. In Source tab, there is a People folder, with each interview titled the same in the Node tab. However, all the Participants located in the People folder have 0 sources and 0 references. All the Nodes (in node tab) under the People folder representing the interviews have 0 sources and 0 references, while the transcripts (With the same names) located under Internals/People are showing the nodes coded. As far as I can tell, there is a problem with classifying sources and assigning the attribute values to them. Thanks! NVIVO file screenshots.doc
  8. Query about queries

    Hello, I am using NVivo for a literature review and have imported 47 PDF sources and coded them according to emerging themes. I would like to generate a matrix that shows me all the sources and the nodes they are coded at. I can do this manually by going to each node and noting the sources on an excel spreadsheet, but I am thinking there must be a way I can generate this in NVivo, given all the data is there. Any help appreciated! Caroline
  9. I realise that you can do this via the 'print' option - but why not just have it as an export option? To do it via print - it means having a PDF printer installed. Would be much easier just to have as an export option. Also - I would like to be able to do this in a batch option. I don't want to have to go to each source individually - I would prefer to be able to tick an option that says something like 'export all sources with coding stripes' and just have Nvivo automatically save with an auto-generated name (e.g. [name][coding stripes][date])
  10. Dear all, I'm a beginner with Nvivo, working on standalone projects in a team fashion. They way I have proceeded so far is that I imported my colleagues project into mine. Everything worked well, excepted that I would need to combine (merge) the coding done by my colleague in her sources (eg. A1) into the coding I've done in same source (eg A2). So the final goal would be to have a 3rd version of a source (A) containing both my colleague's coding and mine. I've been struggling to find a way to do that, which might be quite simple, but haven't find any way through. Could anyone help me on that please? Many thanks in advance, Daphne
  11. Hello there! As a novice in NVIVO I could use expertise and experience for an issue that I don' t know how to handle. I currently work with focus groups so I use case nodes for each participant. My problem is the following. When I create free nodes for a topic, I cannot see how many different participants have brought it up unless I count them manually because although they are different cases they are all in the same source file. Is there a way to fix that so that in a free node report I will know a) the number of sources (focus groups), the number of case nodes (participants) and c) the sum of references. Is there a solution for that? As an alternative I am thinking of creating different doc file for each participant but I am hoping for a more software driven solution. Looking forward for your suggestions! Eugenia, PhD Candidate Greece
  12. Hi, I'm working with a large dataset in NVivo10. This is probably a stupid question but rather than foul up the data I thought I would ask... I think I understand how to add attributes to nodes. However my dataset is divided in to 250 interviews, each one a numbered source document in Internals. At the moment generic information about the informant - Age, Gender, Location - is assigned a node. So the "30-50 age" range Node may be linked to sources 124, 155, 147, etc for example. When I run a cluster analysis the informant's biographical data is taken in to account. I was therefore thinking of creating classification sheets for each informant, where Age, Gender & Location is an Attribute of the Source. I know attributes are more commonly used for storing bibligraphical data, but I *think* this would work well for my purposes. Is there any reason not to set up attributes like this for Sources, and can anyone point me to a tutorial on how to do it? For data that is given for every source an attribute seems more appropraiet than a Node, especially as I don't want it to form part of the initial analysis of the coding? Thanks cj x
  13. Hi there, It's a rather simple question; I just wondered if there was a way to view a source with only the nodes coded to this particular source? I have found a way of creating a bar chart with a source's related nodes, so that to me implies there's a way of creating a tab with the same information? Any help would be much appreciated, Liz
  14. I am working on a project that analyzes university program websites. My Internal Source folder structure is Internals/Websites/University. Each university's folder contains multiple webpages (home page, faq, courses, etc). Some of the universities offer multiple degrees that are part of my study. I originally coded the webpages with multiple nodes (nodes for degree requirements, college located in, department, type of masters, etc), but when trying to work with models and relationships, I couldn't filter the programs as I needed. It was recommended to me that I create classifications instead. I have an excel spreadsheet with my sources and the various attributes that I want to assign to each program. My spreadsheet has the first column as Institution, then each following column is an attribute (Type of Institution, College, Department, Type of Masters, Field Experience, Credit Requirement...). My problem is that some of the institutions offer multiple degrees, so under type of Masters there's actually 2 answers. Can I list the institution in Column 1 twice? How would that connect to my sources when I tried to import the spreadsheet? Is there a better way that I can do this? Thanks
  15. Hi, I wanted to see if I could get some help with importing a classification sheet for a project I'm doing. Every time I go to import the classification sheet it doesn't map onto the sources (internals) as it should, it just creates blank entries for the sources I have and duplicate entries for the classification sheet that I've imported (so that each source will appear twice in the classification sheet - once blank and once with the data in it). The internals are audio files with the transcripts mapped on timestamps, or word documents. I've already checked that they're labelled the same so that can't be the problem. Can anyone help? I'm running Windows XP, NVivo 9. Thanks, Marissa