Nagoya Chapter

Published: Sat, 12/06/2008 - 9:41am

Chapter Officers

Rich Porter
Scott Bowyer
Andrew Blyth
Chris DeSteffen
Mari Minoura

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Upcoming Events

Andrew Blyth
Yuzo Kimura
Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 2:30pm - 6:30pm

***Car parking is available in the new west carpark, close to R building.***

•2:00 PM - Room opens, and Nvivo computer help available.
•2:30-3:30 - How to do simple qualitative data analysis for small projects on paper.
•3:30-4:00 - Break + Nvivo computer help available.
•4:00-6:00 - Exploring qualitative data with NVivo: Creating, importing, coding and querying, Yuzo Kimura, University of Toyama.
•6:00-6:30 - Informal discussions and clean up.

The aim of these two workshops is for novice researchers to further develop and enhance their skills. There are two parts; first is a review of basic skills and an introduction to qualitative data analysis methodology; and the second introduces industry standard software commonly used in research projects.

Participants are not required to bring a laptop nor do they need to have Nvivo software, but can watch the demonstration. If they wish, participants can install QSR Nvivo on their laptops for the second workshop; however, it must be installed before attending, and the 14 day trial license newly activated. Detailed instructions are provided below. Any issues or problems with Nvivo installation should be resolved before the workshops, as the presenter cannot assist during his presentation time.

Finally, this is the first co-hosted workshop between Nagoya JALT and LEARN. A special thanks to Robert Croker of LEARN for the room booking, and for obtaining guest wifi access for this special event. Nagoya JALT looks forward to meeting and working with LEARN members at this and future events. Prof. Kimura’s workshop is co-sponsored with QSR International.

"How to do simple qualitative data analysis for small projects on paper"
By Andrew Blyth of Nanzan University (2:30-3:30pm)

This is a simple introduction to qualitative data analysis for professional development for novice researchers, and for those wanting a better understanding of the research process. This workshop teaches and practices basic concepts of data analysis, coding (categorising), and basic concepts of theory making. The workshop is ideal for very small projects. Also, acquiring the fundamentals for larger projects including interview based research, classroom observations, discourse analysis, ethnography, and more. Furthermore, it provides the basic principles for understanding the next workshop which focuses on using Nvivo for qualitative research. Participants are not required to bring any particular materials or equipment for this workshop.

“Exploring qualitative data with NVivo: Creating, importing, coding and querying”
By Yuzo Kimura of the University of Toyama (4-6pm)

In this workshop, I will demonstrate the basic use of NVivo 11 with the default sample project called “Environmental Change Down East”. The workshop will cover the four main areas; (a) a brief introduction of NVivo and the structure of sample project data, (b) creating/importing/managing data, (c) coding data and (d) conducting some basic queries including matrix cording query. Audience may bring their own laptops where NVivo 11 with 14-day free trial license can be pre-installed from the QSR website ( Please be sure that the installation is not a mandatory, but in case you want to install it, any installation issues should be resolved before coming to the workshop site (For more installation detail, follow the attached PDF, or contact QSR Japan for their further instruction). Due to the time constrains, perhaps only basic strategy can be demonstrated (e.g., importing interview data, memoing data, creating case/concept nodes, and conducting matrix coding query). Further issues may be addressed in discussion sections.

Chris Donaldson
Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Despite its obvious importance, listening as a language skill can often lack the focus placed on the other areas of language such as speaking, reading, and writing. Learning to listen actively can greatly improve a student’s ability to achieve understanding. This workshop aims to help participants explore the concept of active listening in language teaching. Through a series of interactive activities participants will see what it is to listen actively and how effective it can be as a teaching tool. Finally the workshop will present some interesting ways in which this concept can be applied in the classroom.


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