I provide research, development, training and consulting to universities, government, organisations and individuals in Australia and Internationally.

All workshops can be run as webinars and are largely based around qualitative methodology and NVivo (CAQDAS). All those marked with (S) are short sessions of up to 4 hours. I can also tailor something specific based on your needs. You can contact me via email anuja.cabraal@gmail.com or using the form below.


15/04/2020 – Foundations of Research Principles in ‘easy language’

Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen and Dr Anuja Cabraal, two certified platinum NVivo trainers will be running a free online session on the foundations of research principles.

They will be breaking down the idea of epistemology in a way that is accessible and easy to understand.

Both come from two diverse disciplines, Dr Cabraal from the social sciences and Dr Beekhuyzen from technology. They bringing different perspectives from their disciplines as they discuss the philosophical foundations of research. Topics include:
–          What is Epistemology? What does the term mean, and why is it important for us to know what they are?
–          What are the different epistemologies, and what do they actually mean?
–          How can we understand the epistemologies in a practical sense?
–          How and why they can help us in our research as well as our everyday lives?

When: Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Time: 6:00PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Places are limited. Register here

Short, Sharp and Direct:

NVivo Fundamentals (S)

This workshop covers the fundamentals of what you need to do to get started with your coding in NVivo. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to import your data and start your coding and analysis using NVivo, as well as perform some basic queries.

NVivo: Queries, Visuals & Analysis (S)

This workshop assumes a basic knowledge of NVivo. You will learn about the different tools you can use to further your analysis and understanding of the data including queries, word clouds, mind maps, charts and more.  

NVivo for Supervisors (S)

This short workshop demonstrates the capabilities, functions and features of NVivo in a condensed, simple format. By the end of this workshop, Supervisors will have a clear idea of how NVivo works, the main features of the software and how to guide students planning on using the software.

NVivo for a Literature Review (S)

This workshop provides an introduction to NVivo and is suitable for all researchers. By the end of the workshop, researchers will know how to use NVivo, and will know how to get the most out of your literature using NVivo. and make the most of NVivo to get the maximum benefit for their literature review.

Robust Research Design (S)

This workshop covers the foundations of qualitative methodology so you can formulate a good robust research design. The workshop covers concepts such as Epistemology and Theoretical perspectives in the context of developing and choosing research tools to collect data in a practical and engaging way. We will also work through designing a solid research questions. This workshop is for everyone, those that know nothing about research design, and experts that want to know more.

This workshop can be broken down into parts or added to another workshop. It is best run alongside individual consultancies to participants have a chance to ask questions and get guidance specific to their own research.

Day-Long workshops

NVivo Foundations: Coding and analysis

This workshop is an introduction to NVivo and is suitable for researchers using qualitative methodology. It is best suited to those who have collected or are in the process of collecting data. This course provides a basic overview of NVivo and takes participants through the process importing a variety of data into the software and begin coding. It provides coding tips and techniques, and will cover some of the basic tools to help get you started with analysis.

There will be time at the end of the workshop for attendees to work with their own data and ask questions that pertain to their own projects.

NVivo: Further exploration of data

This workshop is suited to students who have a basic understanding of NVivo, have collected data and started coding using NVivo. In this workshop, you will learn how to deep-dive into your data using the tools and features of NVivo such as Queries, word clouds, charts, mind-maps and models.

There will be time for participants to work with their own data and ask questions that pertain to their own projects.


Individual and team-based consultancies:

I consult with individuals and research teams on their specific projects. I provide them with guidance on how to move forward with their research dependent on their topic and methodology being employed. I also assist with the following:

  • Help researchers determine which methodology they have used
  • Facilitate the development of a sound research question
  • Guide on the best way to approach analysis (with or without software)

If using software:

  • Teach how to use the software
  • Best ways to set up the project based on their research
  • Ways to approach analysis using the software.

Additional services:

Full day consultancy service: For universities, government or industry, I offer a service were staff or students can meet with me, one-on-one (or in teams). I provide tailored advice relating to their stage in their research. 

All training and consultancies can be delivered in person or online, and can be tailored to your specific needs and outcomes.

Please do get in touch if you would like any more information either by email or using the form below.

Email: anuja.cabraal@gmail.com