The Live Q&A sessions were the perfect blend of providing clear answers and suggestions on what to watch next, either as a refresher or advancement. Having focused Q&A time let you cement the learning and apply it to your own project, adding the social element to learning online. With the impressive range of content, it was clear that Lyn knew the courses inside out and let her knowledge of both the content and how to apply it to different research contexts shine through. I always left the Q&A sessions energised, focused, and ready to take on the next task.
The format of the videos was good – they were presented in small chunks with titles which made the watching easier. For example, there was a session on statistical testing and if I only wanted to watch material related to correlation, I could quickly jump into that part (the ability to control the speed was also a really good thing). I found Lyn's talk very easy to follow and with the right tone and pace, very easy to listen to. I had attended few of her trainings beforehand which were also covered as part of Research Accelerator and I still watched them. This of course means I really liked the way Lyn facilitated the sessions and it was really good to refresh my knowledge. I would recommend Research Accelerator for anyone – experienced or not experienced.
Great coverage of material, well packaged and structured pieces of training, very well presented. The presenter was across all types of research and an experienced researcher who talked effortlessly to many points. The style [of the videos] was comfortable – a clear speaker with an easy tone. There were very few ums, ahs and mis-cues, which greatly added to the ease of listening. I thought it reflected the experience of the presenter and her desire to provide a well finished product – which it was.
The course material provided NVivo users with informative training with practical application of the material, and the video and live sessions included helpful tips to both new and experienced NVivo users. The “Shut-up and Write” sessions forced me to carve time out in my schedule to catch up on my writing.
This was a great opportunity. It has been the ability to go back over the information (especially in those areas that were especially relevant, or where I found it tricky) that has been exceptionally useful to me. As I am more at the start of my PhD journey, I am feeling so much more confident about the use of NVivo as well as a better understanding of some of the qual and quant approaches.
Research Accelerator provides an excellent introduction to NVivo for novices and is a great opportunity for others to refresh and upgrade their NVivo skill set. The videos were great and I am glad they were split into smaller chunks. Lyn is very organized and extremely knowledgeable about NVivo. She has a knack for simplifying complex features into simple bites with handy manuals for reference.