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NVivo Tree Node

NVivo Tree Nodes Screenshots Tutorial

Tree nodes -- Nodes that are organized into a hierarchical structure with a parent node containing multiple child nodes. For instance, you may have a parent node of "emotions evoked" with child nodes of "anger" "pride", and "pain". The tree nodes help in locating nodes quickly and do not necessarily have to represent axial coding or other qualitative methods.

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Click on the Nodes view. Click on Tree Nodes. Right click in the white space. Click New Tree Node.

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Type Name and Description of the new Tree Node.

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Click on the Free Nodes view. Right click on the free node you would like to place under the new parent tree node. Click Copy.

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Right click on the new parent Tree Node. Click Paste.

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Click Yes.

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Note the small plus sign next to the Tree Node. Click on the plus sign.

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Any child nodes pasted in that tree node will appear below it.

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When coding a source, right click on the passage to be coded. Click Code Selection -- At Existing Nodes.

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Choose the relevant Parent Tree Node (or child nodes). In this case, Comparisons is the only Tree Node.

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Note that the Tree Node and the Free Nodes will both appear in the Coding Stripes if you leave the child nodes as free nodes.