The 9th International Conference of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) took place on 11-15 March 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The conference served to promote AfrEA’s “Made in Africa” approach and allow knowledge-sharing and collaboration between a wide range of international organizations and individuals. This year’s  theme was“Accelerating Africa’s Development: Strengthening National Evaluation Ecosystems”.

Lida Africa was privileged to provide a workshop on Qualitative Data Management, Analysis, and Visualisation using NVIVO

Held at the Africa Development Bank headquarters, our professional workshop was attended by over 40 delegates from 20 countries. The workshop provided participants with a thorough understanding of qualitative evaluation data and a pragmatic step-by-step process for conducting qualitative data analysis and visualization. The workshop covered three main qualitative data management and analysis strategies described below;

Session 1: Introduction to NVIVO& Managing projects

  • NVIVO Key terms, interface, workspace and ribbons
  • Creating a new project, Opening and Saving project
  • Working with Qualitative data files and different data sources

Session 2: Importing and Coding Documents and Categorizing Data

  • Importing documents including PDFs
  • Creating ‘nodes’ (Theme codes, Case nodes, Relationships nodes, Node matrices) and type of nodes to collect data to support the themes, topics or ideas you identify in the data
  • Creating memos and links
  • Creating Attributes within NVivo and importing Attributes from a Spreadsheet
  • Getting Results; Coding Query and Matrix Query

Session 3: Visualizing NVIVO project

  • Display data in charts
  • Creating models and graphs to visualize connections
  • Tree maps and cluster analysis diagrams
  • Display your data in charts
  • Create models and graphs to visualize connections
  • Create reports and extracts
Delegates at the Lida Africa workshop on Qualitative data management, analysis, and visualization using NVIVO at the Africa Development Bank, Côte d’Ivoire