Thoughts on qualitative research software training

I have written and rewritten this post over a dozen times over the last year, but it's time to hit "publish". My main point, in case you don't want to read the full post, is this: who you hire to train you matters. Their skill set, their experience on a topic, it matters. You wouldn't … Continue reading Thoughts on qualitative research software training

Text Searching in Qualitative Research

I was running a workshop today, and talking about the context in which I use a text search query in NVivo, so thought I would share it here in case others find it useful. The caveat here, as usual is that this is not for ALL research, just the majority that I see when I … Continue reading Text Searching in Qualitative Research

NVivo workshops: changing with the times.

Hi Everyone,So, universities are cutting back on research training, and in particular services for qualitative researchers. I am hearing this from students, staff, other trainers and experiencing it myself.  I find this very frustrating and have written ranty posts about it and then deleted them (precisely because they were too ranty). Sigh. I like doing training through … Continue reading NVivo workshops: changing with the times.

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