NVivo 10 Coding

NVivo 10 Coding



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This video demonstrates some ways to use NVivo10 qualitative data analysis software to create “nodes” (categories) and to code to those nodes.

in this video we're going to be creating some nodes and then coding to them so let's first review what we've got already entered into the file we've got several sources that is I've got surveys and when I click on the surveys you see I've got three different documents that are surveys that families have created and then I'm going to look to see what nodes we have existing and I've already created some nodes for the first question which is how many times did you read the books to your child I created a parent node that's called x red and then five child nodes one time two times three times four times and so forth so I want to come down and I want to I want to begin to think about how would we create nodes for this fourth question the question is how does your family complete the family response journal what are some of the ways that your family responds in the family response journal so I think I want to create a parent node that's called something like journal process and so to do that I know that I want that to be at the top level of the hierarchy so I need to come over to my nodes folder and click on nodes so that the node will be at the top of the hierarchy then one way to create a node is to come to the create tab and just simply the click node and we'll get a dialog box here and we're going to give it a name I'm going to call it Journal process and I think I'm going to give it a description and the reason we put descriptions in that's where we can create our code book from it'll give the definition for the for the particular node and this one I'm going to use just the text from the question four I'm going to call it question four how does your family complete complete the family response journal I do want the child nodes to be aggregated underneath it so that means anything I put underneath it will also be coded to this parent node so I'm going to click aggregate coding from child nodes and then okay here's our node that we've just created and we're going to come down to create the first child node that underneath and the way we're going to do this is we're going to read the text and decide what sort of new node we need because we don't really have any nodes created there so let's just read the first part it says we sat down on the floor and I read aloud along with the CD so there's actually two pieces of information there the first one has to do with location so a really good way to create notes while you're coding is to highlight the part that you want to to code to a new node then come up to the analyze tab and do code selection at new node this gives you a box where you can create the new node right here and it will automatically code to it so we're going to call this floor and grab it location where reading occurred and we're going to say okay okay so what's happened here is that we've created a new node but notice that it's at the top level of the hierarchy and that's not really where I wanted actually I want that to go under Journal process so what I'm going to do is I'm going to actually move move that node under so that it's a child in a journal process by highlighting it and just dragging and dropping you'll see the little plus sign there underneath and now it appears as a as a child node but you know actually I sort of think there could be more location there could be more locations than just floor so maybe I should have another sub node of Journal process that is just simply called location and then floor will be one of the choices so I'm going to in order to make a child node of general process I'm going to click on Journal process and then I'm going to right click while it's all highlighted to have it all highlighted to do this go to right click and it gives us another option to create new node and when I do it's going to be a child note of this one that this highlighted blue so I'm going to create location and tell it ok now both location and floor are located underneath as child nodes at the same level of journal process and that's not what I intend I really want floor to be one of the sub nodes of so I can rearrange that too so I'm going to click on floor and just drag and drop it underneath location and now you can see I'm beginning to have a hierarchy here it's a little hard for us to see them all because they're up here and so you may decide that you'd rather have the screen laid out a little differently and if you go to the View menu and click on detail view you may decide that you'd rather have these that you rather have your nodes going along the left-hand side I always think that's easier actually and so I can resize the window by dragging and dropping and I can have a nice list that's where I can see my nodes quite nicely up and down here as well as be able to code so let's read on we've already coded it and sat down on the floor and I read aloud along with the CD well I need a new I need a new code for that too so I'm going to put read aloud along with the CD I'm going to code selection at a new node above as I did just a minute ago and I'm going to call it read with CD click OK and I've not only created the new node but I've also coded here and if I want to be able to see where I've coded then I can look at view and turn on coding stripes you see them right here click coding stripes and I'll put nodes recently coded and you can see that it that it's created a color for each of the nodes and it shows where they've been coded so we set down the floor and I read a letter both on the same line so you see them both here there's read with the CD and there's floor ok and if that's sort of taking up too much space which I think it is I'm going to I'm going to actually turn coding stripes off so that I don't have to look at that the whole time

7 Replies to “NVivo 10 Coding”

  1. Linda Vann

    Thanks Deborah! Even though I am using NVivo 10 for Mac, I have found that your tutorial is so well done, that I can follow along to set up my nodes in spite of any interface differences.

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