In teaching the use of NVivo in qualitative research we often find ourselves giving the same tips on the best way to use the software. Here are some of them:-

Naming documents in NVivo

There are a number of considerations when developing a naming scheme for documents in NVivo. The name of the folder is usually displayed as part of the name so it is worth considering the use and names of folders at the same time.

Use of folders, cases & sets in NVivo

Folders, cases and sets can all be used to group sources together to allow subsets of the data to be compared but these three tools have different strengths.