An Introduction to Qualitative Methods & NVivo8

An Introduction to Qualitative Methods & NVivo8

Date & Time

05 October 2010, 00:00




Office of Education Research (OER)



Events Details

Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm

The morning session introduces the basics of NVivo8 with an explanation of projects and sources, how information is organised in NVivo8 and how to import and organise sources. Nodes in NVivo8 will be explained, followed by a practice in coding text sources in a variety of ways.

The afternoon session furthers the practical, hands-on introduction to NVivo8 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).

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.

Please register your attendance with the Office of Education Research at email: by 28 September 2010.

This event is for NIE Staff only.