More on KF visualizations and NVivo

I’ve been test coding in NVivo, and wondering how I can capture the richness of my data (hmm, sounds like something Bruce might say) while avoiding duplication of analyses available through tools like ATK and what Chris has been making great strides on using Ruby on Rails.

For instance, do I code scaffolds in NVivo, and if so, to what level of specificity? My participants used the two scaffolds KF comes with, My Theory and Opinions (with several scaffolds supports each), as well as customized ones. The ATK provides info on scaffold use, but if I code them in NVivo, I could create node sets relating a particular scaffold or scaffold support (e.g. I need to understand) to another node (e.g. explanatory problem), which would be useful.

RE: Visualizations. Here’s the graphic again:


Cool spirograph of references, Chris. Why are there four(?) students inside the circle? Is this supposed to be 3D?! Anyway, to provide some context to the data, this week of discussion was one in which students used all sorts of KF features: rise aboves, problems, keywords, scaffolds, links, annotations, etc. as they engaged in small group discussion with rather tight timelines. More on this later, Wendy and I are off to the NVivo7 demo and presentation.


One response to “More on KF visualizations and NVivo”

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    Chris Teplovs

    The presence of four students on the inside is merely an artifact of the visualization. I suspect if I’d relaxed the dimensions of the projection all of them would be positioned about the periphery.

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