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SWO 4305 Data Analysis for Social Work: Qualitative Data Analysis

Qualitative Analysis Resources


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Coding using NVivo


  1. Import transcript into NVivo
  2. Distinguish between Brianna's transcribed text and Ray's transcribed text.
    1. Structure transcript using the Auto Code/Use the style or structure tool
    2. Create a new node named respondents to hold the transcriptions.
  3. Code content for the term fatherhood
    1. Manual Coding: Create a new node named fatherhood. Code examples of Ray's transcribed text for the node fatherhood and child nodes positive fathering and negative fathering.
    2. Word frequencies: Create a new node named daddy as a third child node within fatherhood. This node will contain all instances of the word daddy, including synonyms, by Ray.
    3. Text Search: Create a new node named family support as a child node within the Ray node. This node will contain all instances of the words family and support within five (5) words of each other.
    4. Auto Thematic Coding: Create a new collection of nodes within a new child node named auto themes within the Ray node. This collection of nodes and child nodes will contain top level keywords determined by the NVivo topic modeler.
  4. (time permitting) Explore practice coding through Cluster Analysis and Hierarchy Chart visualizations.

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