Modular training course – Discovering NVivo

On-site courses
Short courses


  • Understand the role of NVivo in the qualitative analysis process.
  • Understand and master the NVivo environment.
    • Source management
    • Case management
    • Source coding
    • Crossing matrices
    • Documenting your analysis; memos, annotations and links to.


  • Computer literacy, ability to manage and organise files.
  • Mastery of the Microsoft Office suite.

Pedagogical and supervisory means:

  • Sessions with the trainer
  • Digital teaching aids,
  • Theoretical presentations
  • Use of data provided by the participants.

Monitoring and evaluation of learning:

  • Regular alternation between theory and practice through practical work and situation tests.
  • Evaluation questionnaire at the end of the course on the knowledge of the tool and its practice.

Expected results & skills at the end of the course:

To know the basics of the software to start a research project and to carry out a first level coding allowing an in-depth analysis of the sources.
At the end of this training, participants will be able to be autonomous to carry out their qualitative analyses and start a research project.


First half-day

  1. Qualitative analysis with NVivo and getting started with the software (1h)
  • Reminder of the basic principles of qualitative analysis
  • The place of Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software in the research process
  • NVIVO’s interface and perspective
  1. Preparing a project (1h)
  • Preparation of the data, organisation of the software and data importation (textual data in word and pdf – working with images)
  • The NVivo mind map: brainstorming as a starting point for coding
  • Practical exercises
  1. Deductive and inductive coding (2h)
  • Practical exercises on textual and image databases
  • The different coding logics.
  • The relations


Module 1: The special case of audio and video data and transcription (2h)

  • The different types of transcription
  • Exchange between participants on their good practices
  • Tools for efficient transcription
  • Demonstration of NVivo transcription
  • Importing transcriptions made outside NVIVO

Module 2: Automatic queries (2h)

  • Automatic coding of emotions and themes
  • Automatic coding based on document structure – working with semi-structured and structured interviews

Module 3: Working with surveys and data tables (2h)

  • Importing Excel files

Module 4: Documenting your analyses, your work + Cross-referencing matrices (2h)

  • Memos and annotations
  • See-also links
  • Matrix coding query to explore the links between ideas
12 hours
Anyone working with qualitative material (interviews, reports, videos, sounds, web data, ...).
8 people maximum


Jonathan Dedonder
Jonathan holds a PHD in psychological and educational sciences. He supports researchers in their qualitative and quantitative data analysis projects in social sciences.
Short courses for public attendance: 999 EUR VAT excl/participant
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