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FIVE LEVEL QDA

 

Online NVivo Tutorial

 

This page provides the step by step online video tutorials for using the Five-Level QDA method with NVivo.

These NVivo videos supplement our textbook Qualitative Analysis using NVivo: The Five-Level QDA method.  

 

They take the key learning points to bring the Five-Level QDA method to life and help you harness NVivo powerfully. 

 

Videos are organised as follows:


Component Orientation videos supplement the descriptions in Chapter 5 about how each NVivo component works - illustrating "what is going on" in the program.

 

The Case Illustration videos supplement the real-world projects described in Chapters 8 and 9 - demonstrating the stages, phases, and analytic tasks undertaken and how they were accomplished in NVivo


The Harnessing Components videos supplement Chapter 6, demonstrating different ways that the NVivo components can be harnessed, and how Analytic Planning Worksheets have been designed and can be used. 

As well as these tutorials, we also provide tailored, face to face or online NVivo training for you, either individually, or for groups of researchers. Please see either our coaching or training pages for more information. 

 

Please note these videos are not intended as stand-alone instruction. They assume you have read the read the relevant sections referred to in the videos as the videos do not repeat this information. If you would like to order a book please see the Routledge website.

 

Five-Level QDA is a registered trademark. If you are an instructor and would like to use the videos in your courses to accompany the text, please get in touch.

Index of instructional videos (click title to jump to video): 

Component Orientation (Ch 5)

1.  Introduction to chapter 5

Please watch this video first, so you know what to expect from the Component Orientation Videos

2.  Illustration of components in Microsoft Word

This video demonstrates what we mean by components, using the example of cut-and-paste in Microsoft Word. See Chapter 3, page 47, for a full discussion.

3. The NVivo for Windows interface

An introduction the parts of the screen and how to navigate around them

4. The NVivo for Mac interface

An introduction to the parts of the screen and how to navigate around them

5. Sources (Files)

A two-part video demonstrating different types of Source (File) and the actions that can be taken on them

6. Folders

An introduction to system FOLDERS and user-defined FOLDERS and reviews actions that can be taken on them

7. Cases

A two-part video, demonstrating what CASES look like, situations in which they are useful, ways of creating them, and the actions that can be taken on CASES

8. Attribute-values

An introduction to ATTRIBUTE-VALUES and the actions that can be taken on them

9. References

An introduction to REFERENCES and the actions that can be taken on them

10. Nodes (Codes)

A two-part video, demonstrating what different types of NODES (Codes) look like, how they can be created, and the actions that can be taken on them

11. Coded-references

A demonstration of CODED-REFERENCES and the actions that can be taken on them

12. Query-results

An introduction of QUERY-RESULTS, showing what they look like, where they are stored and some of the actions that can be taken on them

13. Sets & Search-folders

This video demonstrates SETS & SEARCH-FOLDERS and the actions that can be taken on them.

14. Annotations

A demonstration of ANNOTATIONS, discussing their status, showing what they look like and taking actions on them. It includes an example of constructing a tool.

15. Memos

An introduction of MEMOS, showing what they look like and some of the actions that can be taken on them.

16. Maps

A demonstration of MAPS, showing the three types of MAP - Mind MAPS, Project MAPS, and Concept MAPS - and some of the ways of working with them.

17. Charts

This video introduces CHARTS and shows a selection of examples of visualising data with CHARTS

18. The NVivo-Project as a whole

This video discusses the aspects of NVivo that refers to the project as a whole and that apply to every component.

The Analytic Planning Worksheet (Ch 6)

19. The strategies levels of the Analytic Planning Worksheet 

A demonstration of the layout and workings of the Analytic Planning Worksheet, focusing on the strategies levels in the top sections of the Worksheet. 

20. The tactics levels of the Analytic Planning Worksheet

A demonstration of the translation of analytic tasks into software tactics, as described in Chapter 6

Case Illustrations (Ch 8)

21.  Introduction to chapter 8

22. Case illustration of a straightforward project: A literature review

Demonstration of a literature review intended for beginning researchers who may not yet have conducted their first research study or used NVivo

Case Illustrations (Ch 9)

23.  Introduction to chapter 9

24. Case illustration of a sophisticated project: A thematic analysis

Demonstration videos 

 

Component Orientation Videos in NVivo (Ch 5)

These orientations supplement the descriptions in Chapter 5 about how each NVivo component works - they let you know "what is going on" in the programme. Some demonstrations illustrate version 11 of NVivo and others illustrate version 12. The functionality with respect to components is almost entirely the same so the videos should be relevant whatever version you are working with.

 

If your screen looks different from the demonstrations, please consult the online Getting Started Manual for the latest additions or changes to whichever version of the program you are using.

 

Introduction

Please watch this video first, so you know what to expect from the Component Orientation Videos

Illustration of components in Microsoft Word

This video demonstrates what we mean by components, using the example of cut-and-paste in Microsoft Word. See Chapter 3, page 47, for a full discussion.

 
 

The NVivo for Windows interface 

This video introduces the different parts of the screen and how to navigate around them. 

 

The NVivo for Mac interface 

This video introduces the the different part of the screen and how to navigate around them.

 

NVivo Sources (files)  

Part 1 introduces the topics in both parts of this video, and continues demonstrating the four types of SOURCE.

 

Part 2 continues with a review of the component-specific actions relevant to SOURCES.

 

Please note that SOURCES were renamed as FILES when version 12 of NVivo was released.

 

NVivo folders 

This video introduces system FOLDERS and user-defined FOLDERS and reviews component-specific actions relevant to FOLDERS.

 

NVivo Cases 

Part 1 introduces the topics in both parts of this video, and continues demonstrating what CASES look like, situations in which CASES are useful and two ways of creating them.

Part 2 continues with a review of the component-specific actions relevant to CASES.

 

For more detail about deciding whether to associate ATTRIBUTE-VALUES  to CASES or SOURCES see this blogpost: Harnessing NVivo Classifications- it’s all about units

 

NVivo Attribute-values

This video introduces ATTRIBUTE-VALUES and reviews component-specific actions related to ATTRIBUTE-VALUES

For more detail about deciding whether to associate ATTRIBUTE-VALUES  to CASES or SOURCES see this blogpost: Harnessing NVivo Classifications- it’s all about units

 

NVivo References 

This video introduces REFERENCES and reviews component-specific actions relating to REFERENCES.

 

NVivo Nodes (Codes) 

This video introduces NODES, focusing on the NODES Folder, Sentiment NODES and Relationship NODES.

Part 1 introduces the topics in both parts of the video, and continues demonstrating what these NODES look like and some of the ways they can be created.

 

Part 2 continues with a review of the component-specific actions relevant to NODES.

 

Note that version 12 of NVivo also uses the term Code​

 

NVivo Coded-References 

This video introduces CODED-REFERENCES and reviews component-specific actions relevant to them.

 

NVivo Query-results

This video introduces QUERY-RESULTS, showing what they look like, where they are stored and some of the actions that can be taken on them.

 

NVivo Sets and Search folders 

This video introduces SETS & SEARCH-FOLDERS and reviews component-specific actions relevant to them.

 

NVivo Annotations

This video introduces ANNOTATIONS, discussing their status as COMPONENTS, showing what they look like and taking actions on them. It also includes an example of constructing a tool.

 

NVivo Memos  

This video introduces MEMOS, showing what they look like and some of the actions that can be taken on them.

 

NVivo Maps

This video introduces MAPS, showing the three types of MAP - Mind MAPS, Project MAPS, and Concept MAPS - and some of the ways of working with them.

 

NVivo Charts 

This video introduces CHARTS and shows a selection of examples of visualising data with CHARTS.

The NVivo Project as a Whole

These videos discuss the aspects of NVivo that refers to the project as a whole and that apply to every component.

 

The Analytic Planning Worksheet (Ch 6)

The following resources supplement the section in Chapter 6 on how Analytic Planning Worksheets have been designed and are used:

An overview of the real-world research project (called the "DMO project") which is used to illustrate the following videos and the accompanying Analytic Planning Worksheets.

 

PART 1 - The strategies levels of the Analytic Planning Worksheet

This video demonstrates demonstrates the layout and workings of the Analytic Planning Worksheet, focusing on the strategies levels in the top sections of the Worksheet.

First please download and read the overview of the DMO project which is used in the following resources.

You can also download here a MS Word template of the Analytic Planning Worksheet which can be used as is, or adapted for your needs.

 

PART 2 - The tactics levels of the Analytic Planning Worksheet

This video focuses on the bottom sections of the Worksheet which facilitate the translation of analytic tasks into software tactics, as described in Chapter 6. 

Please download here the completed Analytic Planning Worksheet / NVivo for Phase 3 of the 'DMO project', which is illustrated in the following video.

 

NVivo Case Illustrations (Ch 8)

These videos are a supplement to the cases illustrations in Chapter 8. The videos demonstrate the stages, phases, and analytic tasks described in the chapters.

 
 

Introduction

Please watch this video first, so you know what to expect from the Case Illustration videos

 

NVivo Ch 8 - Case illustration of a straightforward project: A literature review

The five demonstration videos bring to life the whole project stage by stage. 

 

We assume that you have watched the Component Orientation videos and read the description of the project in Chapter 8 because the demonstrations do not repeat this information.

NVivo Case Illustrations (Ch 9)

These videos are a supplement to the cases illustrations in Chapter 9. The videos demonstrate the stages, phases, and analytic tasks described in the chapters.

 
 

Introduction

Please watch this video first, so you know what to expect from the Case Illustration videos

NVivo Ch 9 - Case illustration of a sophisticated project: A program evaluation

The nine demonstration videos bring to life the whole project stage by stage. We assume that you have watched the Component Orientation videos and read the description of the project in Chapter 9 because the demonstrations do not repeat this information. 

 

The two translation videos demonstrate in detail the translation process for two of the analytic tasks listed in Chapter 9, and include a dialogue with the case contributor, Dr. Kristi Jackson, about the pros and cons of how the project was conducted in NVivo. 

 

The associated Analytic Planning Worksheets are downloadable below as PDFs. Because there are always different ways to fulfill an analytic task, the two translation videos also demonstrate contrasting ways to translate the same analytic task, and we discuss the pros and cons of each way. 

 

These videos and accompanying PDFs will be available soon.

 

Please contact us here if you would like to be informed when these videos are added.