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  1. I'm attempting to do a text search via the query menu intending to locate previously added annotations to text. However, despite being able to view the annotations in the text source, my text search queries do not return annotations when I think they should. I am using NVivo 11 Pro and am selecting to run the text search using "All Sources". Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. Hi folks, I'm trying to do a fairly simple text search within a body of documents. There are a total of 38 documents, with about 920k words between them all. If I try to do a query for the word 'further' I receive no results. However, if I do CTRL+F within a document I find the word 'further'. I'm trying to find out how often the phrase 'further education' pops up in these documents (along with a few others). Any idea of how I can get around this discrepancy, or why the query tool is not picking up this word? Many thanks in advance! Julia
  3. When I search for a two word phrase using text search, whichever syntax I try, it seems to allow other words into the phrase. For example, the very specific term "risk society" returns "risk and society" which is not what I am looking for. I have tried using the NEAR function but this does not work either. I note that other people have commented on problems with text searching but these were a while ago. http://forums.qsrinternational.com/index.php?showtopic=4552 Can anyone help?
  4. I am new to NVivo, but not to the concept of qualitatively analyzing an individual's responses (I used to be in mar/com and did it the old fashioned way: information+intuition). Now I'm in higher-ed as a research administrator and I'm investigating ways to improve the relevance (appropriateness, applicability) of funding opportunity matches with a researcher's interests and strengths. Standard practice is for the researcher to provide search terms (keywords) to our staff to enter into funding opportunity search systems. But the relevance of the funding opportunity results are often not in sync with the researcher's strengths. So I'm using NVivo to: Collect abstracts/synopses from our researchers on the slice of their professional repertoire relevant to research; Analyze their individual collections (word/phrase frequency query then exploring with text/phrase search queries); and, Compare the outcome to their initially provided search terms. Our anecdotal experience is that the newer/greener the researcher is, the larger the gap exists between their provided search terms (which correspond well with their research "interests") and the words/phrases that derive from their repertoire (which represent their research "strengths"). We need to systematically investigate this hunch before taking action to realign a researcher's search terms. What do you think are the best search terms/words I could use to find similar project(s), related material(s), and/or relevant Q&A on THIS database (QSR's Community Forum)? I've tested many of the terms/words listed in the above paragraph but the results are largely irrelevant (inappropriate, not applicable). Are my terms/words not QA industry standard? Any pointers would be most appreciated!
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