Managing complex multimodal datasets: an introduction to NVivo for linguists

New times require new skills from linguists working with complex datasets. This 1,5 day workshop addresses some of the current challenges faced by linguists working with diverse qualitative datasets by providing a comprehensive introduction into the use of NVivo.

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18.03.2019, 09.00-16.00

19.03.2019, 09.00-12.00

During the course you will get a chance to do practical exercises in the use of the software, and you will see examples of how NVivo can be used in various linguistic projects. You will also be able to work on your own data under the supervision of our experienced trainer, Dr Jai Mackenzie (University of Nottingham). The workshop was created especially for ILN employees and will address some of the current challenges faced by linguists working with diverse qualitative datasets.

Through the course you will:

  1. Get a thorough understanding of qualitative data analysis through the use of NVivo
  2. Acquire practical skills and become familiar with specific applications of NVivo in qualitative linguistic research
  3. Obtain an understanding of how to implement NVivo in your current research projects through supervised practice sessions in NVivo using own data
  4. Become aware of analytical and methodological issues that become relevant when doing qualitative research through QDA software.

To attend this workshop, download NVivo 12 to your computer, and come work with us March 18 and 19. Registration is open to ILN employees and master students.

Please be aware that you need to bring the following to participate in the workshop:

  • a laptop with NVivo 12 downloaded
  • your own data for the Tuesday session

NVivo 12 can be downloaded or accessed through UiO programkiosken, read more and download NVivo here.

Registration is now closed.



Monday, March 18

Morning session:

The software and its (basic) functions. Implications QDA software might have for research and working process.

09:00 – 09:05 Welcome and introduction from the organizers

09:05 – 10:00 Presentation – Introducing NVivo for qualitative linguistic analysis. What is qualitative analysis and how can software support it? What are the origins of NVivo and what is it designed to do? What are its basic functionalities?

10:00 – 10:10 Coffee break

10:10 – 11:30 Practical – workshop exploring NVivo’s basic functions – participants work through a series of short tasks.

11:30 – 12:30 Presentation – using NVivo: three sociolinguistic projects.

12:30 – 13:00 Lunch

Afternoon session:

Guided training: participants work on the same data set in small groups to acquire practical skills necessary for analyzing data in NVivo.

13:00 – 13:45 Presentation – Introducing some of NVivo’s more advanced functions, with examples from research. To include: collecting data from the internet, searching data, queries and visualisations.

13:45 – 14:00 Coffee break

14:00 – 16:00 Practical – workshop exploring NVivo’s more advanced functions (using NVivo’s built-in sample project?) – working through a series of tasks.


Tuesday, March 19

Morning session:

Having acquired the basic skills, participants work with their own data under the supervision of the trainer having the possibility to ask questions and discuss issues that arise as they progress.

09:00 – 09:30 Presentation and discussion - "From chaos to analysis - what to do with all this data?" (Jessica Hansen)

09:30 – 09:40  Recap

09.40: – 10:30  Practical – workshop exploring your own data using NVivo

10:30 – 10.45   Coffee break

10:45 – 11:45  Practical – workshop exploring your own data using NVivo

11:45  - 12:00 – Closing presentation. Resources to use alongside NVivo; when not to use NVivo; other software options



Published Feb. 12, 2019 10:20 AM - Last modified Oct. 15, 2019 4:02 PM