SubmissionId 30639

PCW - 13


  • Allan McDougall


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Length of Presentation
Full Day (8 hours)


Abstract (Rationale / Background / Purpose)


NVivo Qualitative Data Analysis software is a powerful PC & Mac tool for researchers whose work includes interviews, focus groups, surveys, multimedia content, websites, and social media. This workshop provides hands-on, tailored training for medical education researchers interested in improving their skills using either NVivo 10 (PC), NVivo 11 (PC) or NVivo for Mac. Having published three training manuals on NVivo, Dr. Allan McDougall is a qualitative researcher with extensive experience with the software. As a takeaway resource for participants, these books will be part of a suite of workshop materials included with attendees' registrations (see references).

Instructional Methods:

This workshop will be inclusive of NVivo 10 (PC), NVivo 11 (PC) and NVivo for Mac users. It will invite participants to come prepared for experiential learning and recommends participants work with either their own data or one of several demo datasets that will be made available by the instructor. For participants who do not have the software, a free demonstration version of NVivo will be made available for pre-course installation. Pre-course planning material will be sent by the instructor, including email or Skype support from the instructor with the NVivo installation process. The workshop proposes didactic teaching on a specific NVivo function followed by dynamic learning activities and plenty of opportunities for questions and answers. A continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and workshop materials (see references) will be included as part of attendees registration.

Target audience: Medical education researchers interested in qualitative or mixed-methods data in their work.

  • Learning Objectives
  • At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
    1. Articulate NVivo’s core basic functions for importing and organizing data like transcripts, media content, websites and social media data, survey data, and literature review results. Some time will be spent discussing the primary differences between NVivo's PC and Mac versions.
    2. Independently use the numerous tools included for analyzing qualitative data including coding, text search functions, word frequency queries, multi-user coding functions and data visualizations.
    3. Access relevant resources, including both an included training manual as well as a curated list of online NVivo training content.

Optional Literature References

B Edhlund, A McDougall. NVivo for Mac Essentials. Form & Kunskap, 2016.

B Edhlund, A McDougall. NVivo 11 Essentials. Form & Kunskap, 2015.

B Edhlund, A McDougall. NVivo 10 Essentials. Form & Kunskap, 2012.

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