Getting started basics

Three tutorials in this section are designed to get new users working in NVivo as quickly as possible.

Once you've got the basics, 43 YouTube videos in Getting Started with NVivo will develop your NVivo skills further.

In any project you'll always need to import data first, but how you proceed then is up to you—probably a back-and-forth combination of organizing your data by coding it and taking notes, and exploring it by running queries and visualizing different aspects.

The tutorials are:

  1. Intro & Import: A general overview of what NVivo does, and how to import data.
  2. Organize: A first look at how to code, note-keeping options, how to create cases (the units of analysis) and give them attributes (descriptive information).
  3. Explore: Run a word frequency query and create a word cloud, then create a simple chart showing opinions on an issue.

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