About Coding

Coding provides a way to manage your qualitative data—by creating nodes and coding at them, you can catalogue your ideas and gather material by topic.


Gather material from multiple sources into a node and explore the content in one place.





You can 'code on' from the references in a node—select the content and code it at the required nodes.

What Can You Code?

You can code the content of any source (whether imported or created in NVivo).  The content available for coding includes:

When you explore the source references gathered at a node, other themes or ideas may emerge. You can 'code on' by selecting and coding the content gathered in the node—this coding is reflected in the original source.

Ways of Coding

NVivo provides the following ways of coding your data:

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