The Department of Economics and Development Studies held the NVIVO Training “Easy to Process Qualitative Data” on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 via zoom meeting application and youtube streaming. This theme was raised to add insight and make it easier to process qualitative-based data using analytical tools methods. This training was moderated by Dr. Agus Arifin, SE, M.Sc as Koorprodi of Development Economics and opened by the Dean of FEB, Prof. Dr. Suliyanto, SE, MM

Dean of FEB says that the percentage of qualitative data-based research in the fields of economics and business is very low compared to research with a quantitative approach, even though research with a qualitative approach has many advantages, one of which is that students can dig deeper information. Some students have done qualitative research, but there are still many shortcomings in the reduction section. So that it appears that it is just an eye view report or a report in the field and the discussion section is not in depth. Therefore, the validity and reliability tests of the data are still lacking. One way to improve the quality of qualitative research is to use the method of NVIVO analysis tools.

The NVIVO training speakers come from Lecturers of the Department of Economics and Business, namely Bambang, SE, M.Si, and Arif Andri, SE, ME. This training can enrich the knowledge of qualitative research. The NVIVO method provides facilities and convenience to process data in the form of qualitative and mixed-method research to make it more structured. NVIVO can analyze data originating from social media, field notes, interviews, audio-video, surveys, and journal articles in text form. The results of the data processing can be visualized in the form of a TreeMap, Word Cloud, Concept Map, A Mind Map, Project Map. This method also allows the researcher to explore the meaning of connection and the differences between concepts or cases.

This training provides hands-on experience using the Trial Version of the NVIVO.12 application which can be used for 14 days. The stages in using NVIVO. First, participants are asked to create an NVIVO account then explained by the speaker the features in it. Second, participants were given research data in the form of video, audio, questionnaire results, and FGD. Third, simulate how to enter data or import data to NVIVO. Fourth, coding the data obtained by determining the parent code and child code. Finally, the results of the data that have been coded are visualized in the form of a chart to make it easier to read the results of the data that has been obtained.

After the presentation and simulation of using NVIVO were completed, it was followed by a question and answer session and discussion. The training participants were enthusiastic about asking questions because the topic this time was very interesting and many benefits could be taken, especially for those who wanted or were doing research based on qualitative data. The training event was finished and ended with a group photo and closing.