Capture from LinkedIn


LinkedIn is a social media site that is primarily used for professional networking. LinkedIn members can belong to groups and view or participate in discussions. You can collect material from LinkedIn as a web page using NCapture and then import it into NVivo.

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Capture from LinkedIn

To capture LinkedIn content and then import it into NVivo:

  1. Go to the LinkedIn website and display the page that you want to capture.

  2. Click the NCapture button at the top of your browser.  You can choose how you want to capture the content and provide additional information.

a  Select a Source type. You can choose to capture the full web page as a PDF or just the main article on the page as a PDF. The 'Article as PDF' option is designed for pages that contain one large block of text, such as a news article or blog post. Refer to Capture web pages (Undestand the capture options) for more information.

b  Review the default Source name. This will be the name of the source once it is imported into NVivo. If you want, you can change the name.

c You can enter a short Description or a Memo:

  • The description could describe what you are capturing—it becomes one of the source's properties.

  • The memo could record your reasons for capturing this data and how it relates to your research. It becomes a linked memo when the source is imported.  

d  In the Code at nodes box, you can enter one or more nodes that you want to code the content to. Then, when you import the content into NVivo, the entire source is coded at the nodes you entered.

If you enter a node that does not exist in your project—or incorrectly type the name of a node—a new node will be created during import. If you want to code to an existing node in your project (for example, a child node in a hierarchy), you can enter the hierarchical node name—for example, economy\tourism.

e  Click Capture. The captured content is saved as an NCapture file which you can import into your NVivo project. For more information on importing web pages, refer to one of the following:

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