Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Digital Skills Workshops for PhD Students (UNIGE & Geneva Graduate Institute)

NVivo Monday 25 April: 9h-13h Thursday 28 April: 9h-13h Friday 29 April: 13h-17h

DS23, DS24, DS25 - NVivo
Christina Silver

Christina Silver


The NVivo workshop combines discussion, demonstration and hands-on practice, using sample data and
(optionally) your own research data. It follows the principles described in Woolf & Silver (2018) Qualitative Analysis using NVivo, the Five-Level QDA® method.

The workshop is divided into 3 sessions over 3 days. Please note that there is a separate registration for each session.

DS23 - Session 1:  Monday 25 April, 09:00 - 13:00, online
Contextual illustrations – methodological and analytical principles, uses of NVivo in different contexts
  • Analytic activities in qualitative and mixed methods analysis
  • Introduction to NVivo components
  • Guided walk-through of an analysis project in NVivo
  • Preparing data for analysis – transcription and data formatting
  • Setting up an NVivo project and importing data files
DS24 - Session 2:  Thursday 28 April, 09:00 - 13:00, online
Software Overview – interface, architecture, components, actions and tools
  • Exploring data – annotating data, word frequency & text-search queries
  • Coding qualitative data – indictive, deductive and combined approaches
  • Retrieval and review of coded data
DS25 - Session 3:  Friday 29 April, 13:00 - 17:00, online

Guided Instruction – step-by-step teaching in the operation of NVivo and the use of tools for analytic tasks

  • Organising factual characteristics – cases, classifications, attribute-values
  • Interrogating patterns and relationships within and between data – introduction to queries
  • Visualising and Exporting data

Christina has been using and teaching qualitative data analysis software packages for over 20 years. She has conducted many different research projects with and without the use of qualitative software and has designed and carried out analysis for many independent organisations. She has taught under- and post-graduate qualitative methods courses in UK and European universities and has contributed to doctoral programmes across several institutions. As well as being director of Qualitative Data Analysis Services Ltd, she is leads and directs the CAQDAS Networking Project at the University of Surrey.

Christina is co-author of Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-by-Step Guide with Ann Lewins and The Five-Level QDA® method with Nicholas Woolf.


PhD students of the Graduate Institute will be informed of each workshop by email.  For any questions regarding registration to the workshop, please contact: 


Nvivo: Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo12

Nvivo: Qualitative Data Analysis with Nvivo12 (Elif Kus Saillard, 8h)

In this hands-on workshop, we will work on sample qualitative data and experience qualitative data analysis steps with NVivo. We will experience different qualitative coding strategies with methodological guidance, use the relationship query features of the software, and prepare a visual report. The question of "why" as well as "how" will find an answer throughout the workshop. In this way, the possibilities offered by the software will be presented in a holistic framework.


This workshop will take place online:

  • Weekly on Mondays, from 11 January until 1 February 2021, 14:00-15:45


Dr. Elif Kus Saillard is a sociologist expert in Computer Aided Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS). Since 2007  she has been teaching, training, and coaching social  researchers about qualitative methodology and data  analysis. She was a leading figure in Turkey, where  thousands of social researchers participated in her  workshops. She published books and articles in international journals. Her digital training experience goes back to 2015.

For any questions regarding registration to the workshop, please contact: