Introduction to Qualitative Methods and NVivo8

Introduction to Qualitative Methods and NVivo8

Date & Time

11 March 2011, 00:00

Venue

NIE5-01-LT11

Department

Office of Education Research (OER)

Category

Workshops

Events Details

Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm

Topic
The morning session begins with a discussion of key points to be considered when deciding whether or not to adopt the NVivo8 software, including scale of the project, skills needed, and budgeting appropriately for both money and time. The basic architecture of NVivo8 is then introduced with an explanation of projects and sources, how information is organised in NVivo8 and how to import and organise sources.

The afternoon session furthers the practical, hands-on introduction to NVivo8, including the use of nodes and methods of coding text sources in a variety of ways, and other basics, including its most common document and data handling functions and architecture such as matrices, cases and attributes, memos and annotations. The workshop concludes with an introduction to the newer functions of NVivo8 such as the ability to import audio, video and visual (picture) files and code directly to these files (bypassing the need for transcription to text).

Facilitator
Dr Eric C Thompson is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Before joining NUS, he completed a PhD in socio-cultural anthropology at the University of Washington and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of California Los Angeles. He teaches anthropology, gender studies, urban studies and research methods. His research interests include transnational networking, urbanism, culture theory and ASEAN regionalism. His work has appeared in the journals American Ethnologist, Urban Studies, Political Geography, Asian Studies Review, Contemporary Sociology and Contemporary Southeast Asian Studies among others. He is author of Unsettling Absences: Urbanism in Rural Malaysia (NUS Press, 2007).

Dr Thompson has taught qualitative research methods at graduate and undergraduate levels for over five years at NUS. He has published on methodology in the journal Field Methods and conducted seminars and training in research methods at universities and for policy-oriented researchers in Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.

IT Requirements
Participants are required to bring their NVivo8-installed laptops to the session.

Registration
Please register your attendance with the Office of Education Research at email: profdev@nie.edu.sg by 7 March 2011.

This event is for NIE Staff only.