Lecturers/instructors only - request a free digital inspection copy here
This straightforward, jargon-free book provides an invaluable introduction to planning and conducting qualitative data analysis with Nvivo. Written by leading authorities, with over 40 years combined experience in computer-assisted analysis of qualitative and mixed-mode data, the new edition of this best selling textbook is an ideal mix of practical instruction, methodology and real world examples.
Practical, clear and focused the book effectively shows how Nvivo software can accommodate and assist analysis across a wide range of research questions, data types, perspectives and methodologies. It sets out:
The power and flexibility of the Nvivo software
How best to use Nvivo at each stage in your research project
Examples from the authors' own research and the sample data that accompanies the software, supplemented with vignettes drawn from across the social sciences
Annotated screen shots
A website with links to data, sample projects, supplementary/updated instructions, and Sage journal content
This second edition contains new chapters on handling a literature review, visualizing data, working in mixed methods and social media datasets, and approaching Nvivo as a team. An insightful step-by-step guide to the messy reality of doing computer-assisted analysis, this successful book is essential reading for anyone considering using Nvivo software.
About the Authors
Pat Bazeley was awarded a PhD in community psychology for an action research based thesis which argued that community development was an effective strategy for the promotion of mental health in a disadvantaged population. After graduating she worked in community development and as a freelance researcher, undertaking projects in public health, welfare, education, law and community studies. From 1991-9 she was responsible for research development and administration for academic staff at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur.
Currently, she is a part-time Associate Professor in the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at the University of New South Wales. Through her company, Research Support P/L, Pat provides research consulting and retreat facilities for researchers at Bowral, in the southern highlands of NSW. Additionally, she provides training and consulting services for academics, graduate students and practitioners in universities, government departments and commercial organizations both locally and internationally. Her particular expertise is in helping researchers to make sense of both quantitative and qualitative data and in using computer programs for management and analysis of data. Her passion is to help people move beyond simple descriptive analyses of rich data.Pat has a particular interest in mixed methods research, where she is exploring tools and techniques for integrating analyses of different forms of data, and the methodological implications of doing so. She has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and has published books, chapters and articles on qualitative and mixed methods data analysis. She has also published on immunization services, and on the career development and performance of researchers.
Pat's own research has been focused in two quite different substantive areas: around the motivation, development, performance and careers of researchers; and in public/community health issues. She has a particular interest in mixed methods research, where she is exploring tools and techniques for integrating analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and the methodological implications of doing so.
Pat has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, reviews articles and research proposals for a wide range of journals and international funding bodies, and has published books, chapters and articles on qualitative and mixed methods data analysis. She has also published on immunisation services, and on the career development and performance of researchers.
Kristi Jackson has a Masters of Education degree from the University of Vermont and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from the University of Colorado. She began using qualitative data analysis software in 1993, has been an expert and trainer of the QSR software (NUD*IST and NVivo) since 1996, became Vice President of an evaluation firm in Denver in 1999, and established Queri in 2002. She spends a third of her time collecting data for evaluation research projects (primarily in education and health), a third of her time using NVivo to analyze data, and a third of her time consulting with (and training) other researchers. Along with Pat Bazeley, she co-authored the most recent Sage book on Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo
, and she is a principal organizer of the Digital Tools strand at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Her current research interests include conceptualizations of “transparency” in the qualitative research process, particularly among doctoral students and their dissertation committees.
I can see this book being used as a bible by qualitative researchers keen on maximising the benefits that NVivo can offer. It is also likely to act as a frequent refresher resource for more experienced NVivo users, myself most definitely included. -- Andrew Edwards-Jones Journal of Education for Teaching
Perspectives: Qualitative computing and NVivo Perspectives: Qualitative computing and NVivo Starting out, with a view ahead Designing an NVivo database Coding basics Going on with coding Cases, classifications, and comparisons Working with multimedia sources Adding reference material to your NVivo project Datasets and mixed methods Tools and strategies for visualizing data Using coding and queries to further analysis Teamwork with NVivo Moving on - further resources References