- [Instructor] Well here's what you need to know before we get started with this course. Firstly, while you won't need any experience with Nvivo software, you should know, there are three different editions of NVivo for Windows. NVivo Starter, Pro, and Plus, and I'll be working with NVivo Starter, and you'll be able to follow along with me doing everything I do, with any one of these editions installed on your PC. We'll discuss the various editions in more detail a little later on, including a version that's available for the Mac. You should also know that there is a 14-day free trial of each edition from the QSR International website, if you'd like to try it out before buying.
Or, you'd just like to have it to follow along with me. At the time of this recording, you can find links to the free trials at this site, www.qsrinternational.com. You can see it's nvivo-product/nvivo11-for-windows. Now to successfully install NVivo Starter 11 on your PC, you'll also need to have the Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 update installed, as well as Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express LocalDB. But, don't worry if you don't have these already installed.
They will be installed for you during the NVivo installation process, if you don't have them. For capturing data from your browser, NVivo will prompt you to install supplementary addons called NCapture. There's one for Internet Explorer, another for Chrome. Now if you only use one of these browsers, you can deselect the checkbox for the NCapture addon for the browser you don't use during that installation process. And NVivo is software designed for the qualitative research community, so if you have any experience with qualitative research already, this course will be a breeze, and some of it will feel like a bit of a review.
But if you don't have a background in gathering and analyzing data for qualitative research, don't worry. We'll be starting at the very beginning, reviewing common terminology in qualitative research, and Nvivo, and even exploring how to approach a research project before you even launch the software. So, that's about all you'll need to know to breeze through this course with me. We have plenty to cover, so if you're ready, let's dig into this course on the basics of NVivo Starter 11.
- What is NVivo?
- Creating a new project
- Creating new nodes
- Importing and organizing data
- Taking notes
- Analyzing data
- Displaying data in charts and diagrams