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Setting up a project in Nvivo 1. Create a new project, fill in the description, save it to the Shared drive. a. Open Nvivo.

Create new project. Insert name, description, and choose location for Nvivo file. 2. Create folders to save your documents in. a. Click on the documents icon. Select new (top left, below menu tabs). 3. Import cleaned and blinded transcripts a. Select folder you would like to upload your documents to. b. Go to Project tab. Select Import Internals. c. Use browse to locate the files you want to upload. Click open. If you want to include a description of the document, select description checkbox and once you click okay you will be able to enter a description. d. Before clicking okay to upload them, check create as read-only so that the documents cannot be changed once they are uploaded. 4. Creating Attributes. a. Go do Classifications (Bottom left icon). b. Right click on Attributes folder and select New Attribute. c. Under General include the name of the attribute. d. Under Values tab create the categories that will comprise the attribute. e. Use the Add button to add more categories. f. You can double click on the attribute in the attributes folder at any time to modify it. 5. Setting up Cases. The unit of analysis can be set up as a case. You can assign attributes to the cases (profession, gender, age, etc.) to allow for different types of analyses once you have coded your data. a. Under sources, select the document you would like to turn into a case. b. Go to Project menu (very top of the page) and select create case. c. Store the case in the cases menu. 6. Assign Attributes to Cases. a. Select the case document so that it is highlighted b. Go to Project menu and select Case Properties. c. Assign attributes accordingly.

Coding Data 1. A coding tree will need to be prepared. Where possible, initial nodes can be created under the tree nodes section. This will likely be expanded and changed as the coding progresses. Items that do not really fit into the common coding scheme can be coded as Free nodes. General topic node is called the parent node. The sub elements below it are called child nodes.