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Research Writing and Analysis

This page contains information to support researchers with various research tools..

NVivo Group Sessions

Please use the Academic Success Center Coaching Scheduler to reserve your seat to attend any of the available group sessions. 

Review the Register tab of the Learn the ASC page for assistance with registering for scheduled coaching.

All sessions are scheduled using Pacific Time

Qualitative Analysis: Coding

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Thursday 4:00 p.m. 

The Qualitative Analysis: Coding group session will introduce you to qualitative data analysis through the process of coding and support you in optimizing your use of NVivo. During this session, you will be introduced to the key characteristics and types of coding. You will learn about the purpose and importance of coding and how to outline the factors that determine the design of a coding scheme. This session will help you develop an understanding of how categories and emergent themes can be derived from the analysis. This session is primarily intended for graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree.

Qualitative Analysis: NVivo

Qualitative Analysis: NVivo Icon with NVivo circle with 4 starsMonday 4:00 p.m.

NVivo is a qualitative analysis software that is helpful for working with various amounts and types of data. You can use this software to organize your project, manage and code your data, and visually display your results. This session will provide a foundational understanding of NVivo. By the end of the session, you will understand how to start a new project, where to go to add your data sources, and how to move from raw data to codes. Learners will learn key strategies for the preparation and organization of data prior to beginning analysis to ensure that the end result is indicative of the goals for the study presented in Chapter 3. Additionally, the session will touch on identifying themes and using NVivo to support your analytical work!


Qualitative Queries Study Session 

Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm PT

In the Qualitative Queries Study Session, curiosity will be cultivated. There are no “wrong” questions other than those that are not asked! Join Dr. Briana Nicholson to gain insight and awareness of the richness of qualitative approaches and leave with confidence in your chosen methodology, design, or approach.  

In addition to providing support with qualitative questions, Dr. Nicholson will also be able to answer general scholarly writing and APA Style related questions during this 2-hour study session.  

Come and go as needed between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursdays 


*Attendance will not be recorded or shared with faculty. If your instructor requires you attend a coaching session then please use the scheduler to reserve your appointment. 



NVivo Power Hours & Study Session

Sunday 11:00 am-1:00 pm PT

The NVivo study session allows you to get guided practice and quick answers to questions on using the software and ensures you are on the right track with coding and analysis. Dr. Mittra can address queries ranging from the basics of importing files and creating codes to the advanced aspects of identifying and creating themes, using visualization tools on NVivo, and using NVivo for writing the Results section in the dissertation.

Students can also join to gain ideas and inspiration from other students’ approaches to NVivo or use it as a dedicated time for working on NVivo in the virtual presence of a Coach. Through screensharing interactions, students can explore their progress with qualitative data analysis. 

Join Dr. Pallavi Mittra between 11 AM and 1 PM PST on Sundays 


*Attendance will not be recorded or shared with faculty. If your instructor requires you attend a coaching session then please use the scheduler to reserve your appointment.