Getting started – Explore

It's likely that you'll run queries and create visualizations at the end of a project, as you draw final conclusions, but these types of exploration are valuable throughout a research project, providing insights into the directions you could follow.

Queries and visualizations require data to be set up so NVivo can process it effectively, producing meaningful outputs. For the purposes of this tutorial—aimed at beginners—the examples below are comparatively simple and require minimal setup (although the attribute chart requires that NVivo has converted survey questions into case attributes).

Word frequency query

A good, quick way to see what's on the minds of your research subjects is to run a word frequency query over what they say—which terms come up the most?

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Word frequency query

Attribute chart

NVivo has many ways to analyze and visualize data. Here’s just one simple example, creating a graph in order to rapidly see people’s opinions on a specific issue.

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Charts, Approaches to analyzing survey results

 

See how to organize your data: Getting started – Organize