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This guide contains information and links to videos to get you started with NVivo.

Queries

Running queries in NVivo

The presenters in these online training videos show you how to build different types of queries to analyse your data: text search, word frequency, coding, matrix, and compound queries. One presenter demonstrates how to check for consistent coding between coders which is quite useful if you are engaged in a team project. Although he uses NVivo 8, the function is essentially the same.

Online Training Video Provider Content 

Run a Word Frequency query in NVivo 10 (4:23mins) 

QSR International

  • Query Ribbon (N10)
  • Explore Ribbon (N9)
  • Word Frequency Query dialog box
  • Run query
  • Detail view of query
  • Side tabs in detail view
  • Export tag cloud
  • Tree map
  • Cluster analysis
  • Cluster analysis ribbon

Run a Text Search query in NVivo 10 (7:07mins)

QSR International

  • Query Ribbon (N10)
  • Explore Ribbon (N9)
  • Text Search Query dialog box
  • Text Search Criteria
  • Detail view of query
  • Word Tree
  • Save results as a node

NVivo 10 Text Search queries (8:46mins)

Deborah Rowe

  • Query Ribbon
  • Text Search Query dialog box
  • Text Search Criteria
  • Run query
  • Detail view of query
  • Side tabs in detail view
  • Word Tree
  • Why text search query is useful
  • Save query
  • Wild card
  • Save results as a node
  • Cut and paste from Results folder to Nodes folder
  • Text search on multiple text

Run a Coding query in NVivo 10 (5:41mins)

QSR International

  • Query Ribbon
  • Coding Query dialog box
  • Coding criteria - Advanced tab
  • Difference between:
    • All Selected Nodes
    • Any Selected Nodes
    • Any Node Where
  • Query Options
  • Run Query
  • Query in detail view
  • Last Run Query
  • Narrow query with attributes
  • Store Query Results

NVivo 10 Coding queries (5:55mins)

Deborah Rowe

  • Query Ribbon
  • Coding Query dialog box
  • Save query
  • Coding Criteria
  • Difference between Simple and Advanced tabs
  • Run query
  • Detail view of query
  • Store Query Results
  • Create Results in a New Node
  • Copy and paste from Results folder to Nodes folder
  • Re-run a query later

Run a Matrix Coding query in NVivo 10 (7:00mins)

QSR International

  • Query Ribbon
  • Matrix Coding Query dialog box
  • Populate Rows and Columns tabs
  • Node Matrix tab
  • Query Options - save results in Node Matrices folder
  • Matrix in detail view
  • Explore Matrix:
    • View sources
    • Change content of cells
    • Side Chart tab and Chart Ribbon options
    • Export chart and matrix

NVivo 10 Matrix Coding queries (9:20mins)

Deborah Rowe

  • Example of a Matrix displaying number of sources coded
  • Chart tab and view sources
  • Query Ribbon
  • Matrix Coding Query dialog box
  • Populate Rows and re-order rows
  • Populate Columns
  • Query Options
  • Save qury
  • Explore matrix:
    • Change cell content
    • Display chart: re-size, access source, export
    • Export matrix
  • Last Run Query
  • Store Results as a New Node Matrix

Testing Inter-coder Reliability (NVivo 8) (4:39mins)

Ben Meehan Although this video uses NVivo 8, it can help you to understand a real situation where it is important to check for consistency of coding between coders.
  • Six coders coded same data set and these were merged back into a single project.
  • Project Properties to see all the users.
  • Importance of including Description for each node
  • Coding Stripes and select Users instead of themes
  • Coding Comparison Query
  • Run query - to see levels of agreement

Explore your coding  (NVivo 9) (12:35mins)

QSR International
  • Purpose of Coding Queries
  • Purpose of Matrix Coding Queries
  • Uses the built-in Sample Project
  • Organisation of project
  • Open a node to see content coded at the node
  • Side tabs in Node detail view
  • Explore Ribbon 
  • Coding Query - Simple tab for one node
  • Save query
  • Run query
  • Query results in detail vie
  • Coding Query - Simple tab for one attribute
  • Coding Query - Advanced tab for multiple criteria
  • Near Content for displaying proximity of results
  • Last Run Query
  • Modify an existing query to create a new query
  • Query Optons
  • Matrix Coding Query
  • Populate Rows and Columns
  • Re-order buttons
  • Node Matrix indetail view
  • View Node Matrix to change display - cell content, cell shading
  • View source data from matrix
  • Chart side tab

Find themes and analyse text (Nvivo 9) (11:16mins)

QSR International
  • Discusses how to use Word Frequency queries, Text Search Queries and Compound queries in simple to more detailed explorations of data
  • Explains with various examples, why these queries are useful
  • Uses the built-in Sample Project
  • Tree Map and Tag Cloud
  • Find words of similar meaning
  • Add to Stop Words list and edit Stop Words list in Project Properties
  • Save references generated in detail view as a new node
  • Word Tree
  • Store Results