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Introduction to NVivo

A general introduction to the NVivo software application.

Visualizing Data in NVivo

NVivo offers built-in tools to assist users with visualizing data in a myriad of different formats for various purposes. 

Types of Charts

Charts

  • Charts can help visualize the coding in a project. 

Hierarchy Charts

  • Explore coding hierarchies between files in a project.

Types of Maps

Mind Maps

  • Visually represent ideas while brainstorming project subject matter. Mind maps are especially useful at the beginning of a project.

Concept Maps

  • Similar to the mind map, the concept allows users to map out ideas. Concept maps can also be used to explore connections in your data. 

Project Maps

  • A project map will represent the different files and project items that comprise your data and show the connections between them. 

Types of Diagrams

Comparison Diagrams

  • Comparison Diagrams help users see the similarities and differences between the different items in a project. 

Explore Diagrams

  • Explore diagrams enable the visualization of connections between a single project item and the other project items. 

Cluster Analysis Diagrams

  • Cluster Analysis Diagrams group files or nodes that share similar text, attribute values, or nodes. Project items that appear closer together are more similar than items that are far apart. 

Sociograms

  • A method for visually analyzing social networks.