What I wish I knew when starting NVivo

Alex Shermon is the Research Community Coordinator for NVivo and Omeka at the University of Melbourne. He's currently undertaking a Masters in Global Media Communications, and completed his Honours thesis last year examining conservative media discourses in Australia. He has worked as a research assistant on a variety of projects in an archival and public … Continue reading What I wish I knew when starting NVivo

Stuck on your analysis? These ideas might help

As researchers, we all get stuck or feel blocked within the research process at some point (or multiple points). I was talking with a friend recently who was stuck at the analysis stage. I thought, given some people will be working on their research over the break, it might be useful to write down some … Continue reading Stuck on your analysis? These ideas might help

NVivo, literature review, research design and analysis

NVivo and the literature review In my last post, I wrote about some of the benefits I have encountered using NVivo for a literature review. Over the course of this year, I am going to be doing a series of posts that will go through the process of using NVivo for a literature review. The … Continue reading NVivo, literature review, research design and analysis

What should be included in a research methods course, but is often left out?

Over the last couple of weeks, I've had conversations with people about the content of research methods courses at universities. The main question seems to be what needs to be included to make it a good course? The answer may differ for an undergraduate course compared to a postgraduate one, though I think there are still some … Continue reading What should be included in a research methods course, but is often left out?