Create theme nodes automatically


NVivo provides tools that help you to create theme nodes automatically—for example, you can run a query and make a new node from the results or auto code structured sources.

Alternatively, you can set up a node structure before you start coding. Refer to Create theme nodes manually for more information.

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Create nodes by auto coding

You can auto code datasets based on structure. For example, if you are working with a dataset containing survey responses, you can use the Auto Code Dataset Assistant to make a node for each survey question—refer to Automatic coding in dataset sources.

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When you run a Text Search or Coding query you can choose to save the results as a new node. For example, you could:

  • Run a Text Search query looking for the terms farming and cultivation and save the results at a new node called agriculture.

  • Run a Coding query to find all content coded at wind power and solar power and save the results into a new node called alternative energy.

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Create nodes automatically when importing from NCapture

You can create theme nodes automatically and code the entire source to the nodes when you import source materials from NCapture. You can specify theme nodes to code to when you use NCapture to gather web pages or online PDFs—refer to About NCapture for more information.

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Create nodes from a mind map

You can create theme nodes automatically after you have built a mind map. The node hierarchy matches the mind map structure. Refer to Create a mind map for more detailed instructions.

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