Qualitative data analysis: NVivo event at Lancaster University

Research Bites readers might be interested in this event being organised by Dr Steve Wright in the faculty of Health and Medicine.


NVivo@Lancaster on Monday 26th June 2017

Discover how to get the most out of your qualitative research

NVivo@Lancaster is an event aimed at equipping researchers like you with the tools to be successful in your research. QSR International Limited are the software developers of NVivo and we’re hosting a day on campus in association with the Faculty of Health and Medicine Research Training programme to help you with your Qualitative Analysis.

You can learn more about NVivo@Lancaster by:

Attending one of our NVivo Seminars to see how NVivo can be used. LUMS LT10 Collaboration Suite – B Floor, Management School

  • Literature reviews with NVivo (9.30am to 11am)
  • Framework analysis with NVivo (11.30am to 12.45pm)
  • Analysing Social Media and Large Datasets (2pm – 3.30pm)

There will be an opportunity for Q&A’s during the seminars and you can attend as many sessions as you want.

Visiting the QSR International Exhibition Stand. LUMS, B Floor Foyer (outside LT10)

  • Drop by the stand to chat to the makers of NVivo. We’re on hand all day to answer your questions.

Drop by the NVivo Café. LUMS, B108 (opposite LT10)

Have a burning question about your research? Drop in with your project, do some work and get some expert advice or guidance. New to NVivo or want to see how it works? Call into the NVivo Café to try it.

All events are open to both staff and students of Lancaster University. Sessions will be live streamed and recorded, and remote support will be available at the cafe too.

Register

Please register and book on the sessions at http://bit.ly/NVivoAtLU – instructions here NVivo@Lancaster 26th June 2017- promo info and registration

We’ll be tweeting about the event using the hashtag #NVivoAtLU


All enquiries to Steve Wright.

From database search to writing

Thank you to Dr Steve Wright for his very insightful session looking at a workflow that takes the researcher on a cyclical, digital journey from searching the literature to writing a thesis/paper.

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The introductory slides are available here: 20150415 Research Bites – from database to writing, and the recording will be available to watch soon.

The session was based on the assumption that the researcher is searching, reading, note-taking, managing documents, and writing digitally, potentially using multiple devices, such as laptops and tablets/iPads.

Most of the examples used Web of Science and Endnote Web, and Endnote for iPad, which are tightly integrated. Most databases and search tools, such as OneSearch and Google Scholar, also facilitate ‘pushing’ references to Endnote and other reference management tools.

When it comes to annotating and highlighting text in PDFs, Steve mentioned doing this within Endnote, or using other apps such as Good Reader, which allow you to export your notes.

For more intensive textual and qualitative analysis, Steve briefly introduces atlas.ti, which he’ll look at more next Thursday’s session. This software allows you to code your notes, effectively creating data out of your reading…

Questions

Why would I use Web of Science rather than Google Scholar? Yes Google Scholar does have very broad coverage, and quick indexing which is done by automated web crawlers. It’s great for broadening your search beyond journal literature into grey literature, conferences and websites. Web of Science on the other hand is a well-established, complex bibliographic database that indexes 12,000 ‘high impact’ journals and has much more sophisticated search functions, indexing (e.g.. subject categories, refining features) and citation data.

Does using Endnote for iPad and storing PDFs in your Endnote library fill up your iPad with PDFs? PDFs are not automatically synced to your iPad, so you only tap and download the ones you want to read at the time.

Can you unattach/delete PDFs from your Endnote references? Yes there is an option to delete the PDF.

Can I get Endnote to work on my Mac? This handy Lancaster Answer tells you how.

April is all about Information Management

Hello readers! April’s Research Bites programme is all about Information Management.

As always, there’s no need to sign up, and there will be tea or coffee and a sweet bite on offer.

New journal article alerts
Thursday 9th April , 12.00. Bowland North SR 1
Find out how to set up automatic alerts so you know when new articles come out on your topic.
Jenny Brine, Subject Librarian, Library

From database search to writing
Wednesday 15th April, 12.00. Bowland North SR 1
Get insights from an active researcher about his workflow using Endnote on an iPad and laptop.
Steve Wright, Learning Technologist, Faculty of Health and Medicine

Data Citation: What you need to know
Thursday 16th April, 12.00. Bowland North SR 1
Learn about the concept of data citation, how it can become an integral part of effective research practice, and how you can raise the profile of your own research data.
Hardy Schwamm, Research Data & Repository Manager, Library

Using Qualitative Data Analysis software to integrate research evidence and literature
Thursday 23rd April, 12.00. Bowland North SR 27
Learn how Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) software can be used to help manage, analyse and integrate research literature and qualitative data.
Steve Wright, Learning Technologist, Faculty of Health and Medicine

Tools to manage your bibliography
Tuesday 28th April, 12.00. Bowland North SR 25
Get to know the pros and cons of some of the reference management tools available to you.
Lorna Pimperton and Tim Leonard, Librarians, Library

Using other libraries and archives
Thursday 30th April, 12.00. Charles Carter A05
Find out how to search for and access material held in other libraries and archives.
Helen Clish, Subject Librarian, Library