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Workshops and courses

The Library provides workshops and courses for PHD-students, teachers, and researchers throughout the year.

NVivo Introductory Course

NVivo is used for qualitative research methods such as grounded theory (GT), content analysis, phenomenology, discourse analysis, literature reviews, and more. NVivo facilitates your research process by making it easier to organise and sort rich text research data.

Learn how to use NVivo effectively for qualitative research

In this course you will learn how to use NVivo effectively for different research methods. We will show and explain NVivo’s structure, basic functions and the terminology used in the software. We will also touch upon various tools to facilitate the iterative process for coding data in transcribed individual interviews and focus groups.

The course consists of two sessions. During the second session, we will introduce more advanced functions mixed with hands-on exercises, and a Q&A session based on participants' questions.

Dates for spring 2024 

When: May 28th and June 4th, 9.00–12.00
Where: Online via Zoom (Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.)
Register online:  NVivo Introduction  May 28th and June 4th

Prior knowledge & required installations

The course does not require any previous knowledge of NVivo or similar tools, but it is required that you have NVivo installed when you attend the course. You can download NVivo version 14 via Software Center:…

Reading and writing retreats for PhD students

Reading or writing with other people, in a quiet and inspiring environment, is an effective way to boost your focus. Our reading retreat last for three hours and starts with a short planning session where we set goals for our reading and finishes with a short summary and reflection. We take breaks together, have some coffee (and fika!) and talk about how things are going.

Bring texts you need to read or a text that you are working on and be prepared to get a lot of work done! The retreats are held in English, but you are welcome to read or write in whatever language you like.

The retreats are open to all PhD students at LUSEM.

Dates for spring 2024

When: April 18th 9.00-12-00
Where: LUSEM Library
Register here

The reading retreat is arranged by Academic Skills Services (ASKS) and the LUSEM Library. 

Workshops in Reference management tools

Reference management tools can help you manage your references. With a reference management tool you can create and organize your references and easily insert citations in your text and create bibliographies.

Workshop Get started with EndNote, beginner’s level

We will cover the basics in EndNote, such as how to create an EndNote library, create and import references and how to use EndNote together with Word. 

Take a digital introduction course to EndNote in Canvas by enrolling here:

EndNote 20 introduktionskurs i Canvas (Swedish version)
EndNote 20 introductory course in Canvas (English version)