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Visualizations can help at every stage of the research process from helping you to explore ideas related to your initial research question to helping show how you arrived at an approach or analysis to the visualizing important findings in your final report. 

Learn more about how visualizations can help with your research.

Visualization Strategies

You can use the chart function to present and explore the coding in your project, examining dominant themes in a particular interview for example. In NVivo there are a number of types of charts you can create, including: Bar chart, column chart, Pie chart, Bubble chart, Heat map and Radar Charts. For more information see charts in NVivo

Hierarchy charts help to see patterns in your coding or view the attribute values of cases and files. For more information see Hierarchy charts

Mind Maps help to brainstorm your ideas and visualize your thoughts. For more information see Mind Maps

Concept maps allow you to define concepts and think through their connections. For more information see Concept Maps

Project maps allow you to display the items and links in your project. For more information see Project Maps

Comparison diagrams allow you to see what two project items have in common and where they differ. For more information see Comparison Diagrams. 

Explore diagrams show all the items connected to a single project item. For more information see Explore Diagrams

Cluster analysis diagrams allow you to find patterns in your project by seeing similarities and differences between files or nodes. For more information see Cluster Analysis Diagrams.

Sociograms help to analyze social networks by displaying them as a diagram. For more information see Sociograms.

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