NVivo Training, Qualitative Dissertation
I have worked with over 5000 doctoral candidates who used NVivo to analyze their data over the past 16 years. In my experience, I found that there is are some misunderstandings regarding the uses of NVivo. These include:
- NVivo does not do the analysis for you- NVivo is not like SPSS. It requires the researcher to code the data.
- NVivo is a software, not a method- NVivo is a software tool, like Word. It does not serve as a method to analyze your data.
- NVivo does not identify themes- While there is a new theme function in NVivo that can offer a preview of the data, it is still dependent upon the researcher to code the data.