Pretty regularly, I am asked to do NVivo trainings. Remember, that NVivo is a qualitative analysis software package. Often, requests are by faculty who are thinking about adding a qualitative component to their research or maybe they are thinking about doing a qualitative research project. Sometimes faculty requests are rather specific (they might need some specific help with a type of coding or such), but for the most part, a lot of people just need help getting off the ground with NVivo.
QSR International offers a free two week trial of NVivo. A license for an Individual Starter Pack will set you back $700, while a 2-year license for the Pro license is $710. There is a fundamentals course that can be added on for $100.
This is all well and good. But the best part is that QSR International has a Youtube Channel with 21 “how-to” videos to get up and running. The hits:
Importing PDFs in NVivo 10 in 1 minute:
Creating codes (read: nodes) in NVivo 10 in 2 minutes:
Creating a word frequency query in NVivo 10 in 4 minutes:
Actually pretty great.