Some helpful tips for facilitating teamwork in NVivo:
NVivo 1 for Windows: Getting Started - Basics of importing and coding different types of data sources. PREREQUISITE: Basic understanding of qualitative research methods is suggested, but not required. Watching this short tutorial on coding qualitative data before the workshop is recommended.
NVivo 2 for Windows: Exploring your Data - Classifications and queries to explore/analyze coded data sources. PREREQUISITE: NVivo 1 or equivalent experience (e.g., completing this Lynda.com tutorial).
Functionality of Windows vs. Mac:
The Mac version of NVivo does not have the full functionality that the Windows Pro version has--see this comparison chart to explore the differences in functionality, and be sure to compare NVivo for Mac to NVivo Pro (the Windows version at GSU).
Options for running NVivo for Windows on a Mac computer:
The company that produces NVivo, QSR International, recommends specific Windows parallels/virtual desktops to install on Macs to then run NVivo Pro for Windows--see this site for those resources.
If a PDF is image-scanned/non-OCR-ed, you *may* be able to use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to convert it to recognizable text and then be able to select and search the text.
The Library's CURVE computers have Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, and you can also get a free trial for Adobe Acrobat Pro DC here.
Steps in process using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC:
Alternative OCR option: Use ABBYY FineReader Online (gives a 15-day free trial period)