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

NVivo Tuesday 2nd May 2023 - Wednesday 3rd May 2023 - Friday 5th May 2023, 09:00 - 13:00 CET, online

Christina Silver

DS39 - NVivo
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: 

Session 1:  Tuesday 2nd May 2023, 09:00 - 13:00 CET, 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
Session 2:  Wednesday 3rd May 2023, 09:00 - 13:00 CET, 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
Session 3:  Friday 5th May 2023, 09:00 - 13:00 CET, 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.

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