The previous article, explains the process to download Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and define the case problem in hand. The first step now is to understand how to import data in DEAP. As defined in the previous article, the input and the output variables were identified from literatures and then data was collected and compiled in MS Excel. Read more »
With the option to save PDF document in the Mendeley desktop, it is now easier to store, and review the pdf document at any point during the study. For reviewing documents, follow these simple steps:
The previous article types of data analysed in NVivo explained the data processing of literature review using NVivo and this article extends the previous article. However, it is imperative to mention that the steps are not limited to the ones discussed here. Rather this article serves as a summarized form of the vast literature of processing bibliographical data in NVivo.
It is important to establish the reliability and validity of the data before going further into the procedure of using NVivo for qualitative data processing, manipulation, analysis and representation. Scholars have studied and acknowledged the significance of meeting the condition of reliability and validity in data for generating reliable results. Qualitative analysis lacks details about methods used to generate results. In majority of the cases, qualitative data is manually handled. One can analyze data on the basis of individual understanding and interpretation of the responses, attitudes and behavior of the participants. Therefore, reliability and validity can be achieved by maintaining quality, rigor and trustworthiness through processes such as triangulation.
A computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) like Nvivo enables researchers to process qualitative data systematically by breaking the responses into nodes. They act like ‘sticky notes’ referring to particular themes or topic. However, they can be easily retrieved, organised, flexible, delete, alter or merge with another node at any given stage. Read more »
Sources is a menu to save research material including interviews, surveys, pictures, audios and any other type of files. Thus, this article will discuss in detail about examining the following methods to import sources into Nvivo: