Modular training course – NVivo basics

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.


  • 1 half-day of 4h
  • 4 additional 2-hour modules

Training program


First Half Day:

  1. Qualitative analysis with NVivo and getting started with the software (1h)

Reminder of the basic principles in qualitative analysis

The place of qualitative analysis software in the research process

Nvivo its interface and philosophy

  1. The preparation of a project (1h)

Preparation of sources, organization of the software and import of sources (textual data in word and pdf and 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 treatment of audio and video data and transcription (2h)

The different types of transcription.

Exchange between participants on their practices.

The tools to carry out a transcription efficiently

Demonstration of NVivo transcription I

Importing a transcription made outside of 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

Automatic coding of data tables


Module 4: Documenting your analyses, your work + Crossover matrices (2h)

Memos and annotations

Links to

Internal links

Crossover matrices 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
On-site courses: Please contact us for a personnalized offer.
Next session : 
22 May 2023

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