Scholarly Writing Institute

Enhance your writing skills and discover digital tools to assist with the publishing process.

Take advantage of these recorded sessions as part of the Scholarly Writing Institute.

What is the Scholarly Summer Writing Institute?

NVivo and Citavi have partnered with Dissertation by Design to present to you the free Scholarly Writing Institute. Dissertation by Design is an organization that works with all scholarly writers, including students, academics and research professionals. Enjoying the sessions on demand will allow you to enhance your writing skills and learn more about digital tools, like NVivo and Citavi, that can assist with the writing and publishing process.

What You Can Expect:

The Scholarly Writing Institute on-demand sessions run for 90 minutes, divided into:
  • 40 minutes of writing instruction by coaches from Dissertation by Design
  • 20 minutes of focused demonstrations of NVivo software
  • 20 minutes of focused demonstrations of Citavi software
Developing your Scholarly Voice: How to Paraphrase, Make Claims, and Synthesize the Literature

Description: As a scholar, you can make unique contributions to discourse around topics that matter to you. To do so, you need to grow your scholarly voice. In this interactive webinar, dissertation coach Dr. Desi Richter teaches you how to write in ways that help your voice be heard. Learn how to make claims that are backed by evidence. Discover the power of paraphrasing, and finally, learn how to synthesize (not just summarize) literature that you review. Desi will both model and provide opportunities to practice these three scholarly writing skills. For the digital tools demonstration, we will show how Citavi helps you synthesize the literature and how NVivo can assist you in making evidence-based claims.
Write, Revise, Rinse and Repeat: The Art of Self-Revising

Description: This session focuses on the art of scholarly revision. Revision is a normal part of your scholarly writing process. As a scholarly writer, you can learn to step back and “re-see” your writing. In this highly practical session, Dr. Desi Richter teaches you how to approach revision in ways that make the process less daunting and more successful. Learn how to move from draft to polished product using Dr. Richter’s revision process. For the digital tools’ demonstration, we will show how Citavi organizes your draft during the revision process and how NVivo helps you organize your categories for your draft.
Qualitative Data Analysis

Description: While your analyzing qualitative data can be time-consuming, challenging and messy, there are ways to efficiently navigate the qualitative data analysis process. Join research methodologist Dr. Veronica Richard as she shares tips and strategies for managing your qualitative data and conducting three rounds of basic thematic analysis (initial coding, pattern coding, theming). Analyzing qualitative data is essential for (1) refining future data collection to ensure you are gathering data aligned with your research questions, and (2) writing up your findings. This session will help you turn an overwhelming process into a focused process. We will help you understand what you are supposed to do, and we will guide you through the process of how to complete the various cycles of coding and identifying themes. We will also help you manage your mindset so that you can overcome limiting beliefs and gain confidence. For the digital tools’ demonstration, we will show how Citavi can be integrated with NVivo and how NVivo can be used for your coding strategy.
From Analysis to Writing

Description: Join research methodologist Dr. Veronica Richard as she shares actionable tips for working with qualitative data. Veronica will help you understand important steps in qualitative data analysis, so you can write about your findings in cogent ways. Planning your writing early in the data analysis process will help you stay organized and convey your findings with clarity. This highly instructive session helps you create and implement a plan for your qualitative data analysis and write-up. For the digital tools’ demonstration, we will show how Citavi organizes your writing tasks and outline, and how NVivo supports the coding and analysis of your data when writing your findings in a Word document.

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For questions about the Scholarly Writing Institute, please contact Stacy Penna, NVivo Community Director.