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NVivo for Literature Reviews

Wednesday 28 Feb, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


NVivo for Literature Reviews

An information session to help you organise your literature review. Collect your notes and enrich your analysis with NVivo.

Conducting a thorough literature review is an essential part of any research project, whether it is a PhD or a report. If you’re preparing for a literature review or struggling to connect to an existing one, then this is the free info session for you.

Come along, meet other graduate students and hear about how NVivo can help you better manage your literature review.

NVivo is a software tool that is the word’s leading program for qualitative data analysis.

It is designed to help you import and code bibliographic information and can help you keep track of your key research findings, articles, and key authors when conducting a literature review. You can use it to organise your findings, tag and visualise you research. Coding means you won’t need to rely on returning to books to find an essential reference.

This one-hour demonstration will show you how you can use NVivo to:

  • Easily import documents from your Endnote library.
  • Manage large amounts of data so you save time and maximise your focus.
  • Organise, store and retrieve data without losing important data.
  • Help inform your reviewing and rewriting.
  • Find unique relationships in your references that will inform your writing.
  • Produce high quality research without relying on your memory.

Want to try NVivo before you attend the info session? Consult the University of Melbourne’s Library Guide for information on free site licenses for graduate students and download your free trial today.

Who should come:
The session is most suitable for those with some knowledge of research methods who are starting out in literature reviews or NVivo in a PhD, Masters or some other field of graduate-level research. It is also helpful and basic enough for those who are wondering what the software can do for their research.

Your presenter:
Helen Marshall learned how to wrestle with qualitative data during her PhD. Her supervisor, Lyn Richards was the co-creator of NVivo software. Helen has used NVivo in research projects since its inception. She has worked with researchers using the software in faculties as disparate as Social Science, and Forestry. On retiring from her teaching position in 2006, she became an associate of RMIT’s Centre for Applied social Research. There she has continued to use NVivo in her own research, trained NVivo users and acted as consultant on projects, while  running training workshops at  universities including Melbourne, Victoria University, Deakin and  RMIT and at institutions like Peter MacCallum clinic and the Brotherhood of St Laurence. She convenes the Qualitative interest Group (QIG) a loose collection of people interested in qualitative research of all kinds that  meets at RMIT on the first Tuesday of each month for conversation around a pre-set topic concerned with  the joys and woes of qualitative research.

By registering for this event, you are committing to attendance.

If you fail to attend without notifying us of compelling reasons we reserve the right to limit your attendance to other programs at GSA. Please read the program terms and conditions. If you have any queries please email programs@gsa.unimelb.edu.au.


Wednesday 28 Feb, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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