NVivo Training

The SSRL offers regularly-scheduled training in NVivo 12 Pro for Windows.

The two-hour introductory NVivo 12 Pro for Windows training session utilizes a hands-on approach with a sample data set. The instructor introduces users to working with data in NVivo (importing, opening, and organizing various file types), guides learners through exploring and coding data in order to analyze for themes, and demonstrates novel program features. This workshop is most helpful for beginners or those who would like a refresher on how to manage and categorize data in order to enhance their thematic analysis skills and gain overall insight as to how NVivo for Windows is used in qualitative research.

Registration is open to all University of Saskatchewan faculty, students and staff, and employees of government, non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.



$50.00 plus GST. A cancellation fee of $20.00 plus GST is assessed if canceled at least one week prior to the session. Refunds will not be issued if canceled within one week of the session.

Upcoming Sessions

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday, January 25, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Monday, February 25, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thursday, March 28, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Friday, April 26, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

All sessions are held in the Murray Library, Room 161.

For more information, please contact the course instructor, Rachel Tang at rachel.tang@usask.ca or (306) 966-6319.

Social Network Analysis Discussion Group

Organized by our Social Network Laboratory (SNL), the Social Network Analysis Discussion Group was established to bring together faculty, students and the general public who have experience or an interest in exploring and studying social networks. Through a monthly discussion series, we hope the discussion group will help to build and enhance community, collaboration, and knowledge and awareness of social network analysis, covering areas that range from basic research on social networks to advanced methods of network analysis.

We are pleased to invite you to our next Social Network Analysis Discussion Group meeting, where SNL Manager, Ana Maria Bogdan will present How Do Ties Form in a Food Sharing Network? An application of Exponential Random Graph Modeling, a project led by Dr. David Natcher from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.


Exponential Random Graph Models (ERGMs) are statistical models for network structures, which are used to explain and infer why and how ties form. Observed networks are analyzed to identify processes by which networks form and persist (Robins and Lusher, 2013). An ERGM is specified by choosing a set of micro-configurations (i.e. transitive triads) of theoretical interest. This model is applied to an observed network and parameters are estimated. Through inference network patterns are discovered. Further inferences can be made, revealing the type of social processes important in creating and sustaining a network. ERGM are techniques of empirical investigation of network structure and processes. In this talk, I will focus on showing an application of ERGM in the case of an Inuit community food-sharing network.

Date, Time and Location

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room 256, Arts Building

Due to limited space availability, please RSVP to Ana-Maria Bogdan at ana.bogdan@usask.ca.

rethink research: SSRL Research Methods Summer Institute

Join us for rethink research, the SSRL Research Methods Summer Institute, May 6 - 17, 2019.

A unique and exciting training opportunity, rethink research consists of numerous hands-on, immersive workshops aimed at providing participants with practical, usable knowledge and skills in the social science research methods. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, including specialized software training, workshop participants are exposed to a variety of methods and tools that strengthen critical thinking skills and provide practical knowledge to explore and understand the world we live in. All workshops draw on the common theme of climate change to demonstrate real-world examples of where and how social research methods may be used and applied. 

Registration is open to all University of Saskatchewan faculty, students and staff, and employees of government, non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations. All registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations are limited, and individual workshops fill up quickly!

All registrants are required to pay a refundable deposit of $50.00 per registered workshop. For example, a registrant attending one workshop is required to provide to the SSRL a refundable deposit of $50.00, while a registrant attending five workshops is required to provide to the SSRL a refundable deposit of $250.00. The refundable deposit must be provided to the SSRL to complete the registration process and reserve the workshop seat(s). The refundable deposit of $50.00 per registered workshop is being collected by the SSRL to ensure registrants attend the session(s) for which they are registered. Deposit refunds will be provided after attending the registered session(s). Procedures for providing and receiving returned deposits from the SSRL are outlined on the registration website.

A complete listing of available rethink research workshops will be posted to this website in early February 2019. Check back often for new information or updates.


If you would like more information, please contact us.

SSRL YouTube Channel

The SSRL YouTube Channel features new and archived videos from select SSRL workshops, lectures and events.