In NVivo, a classification sheet contains descriptive information about particular types of sources or case nodes in your project. For example, you may have a source classification sheet for journal articles (including attributes like author and publication date) and a node classification sheet for your interview participants (with attributes like age or gender).
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A classification sheet allows you to see all the items assigned to a particular classification and see the attribute values set for each item.
1 There is a column for each attribute in the classification.
2 The first column displays the nodes or sources assigned to the classification.
3 The cells contain the attribute values—you can select a different value or enter a new one.
The classification sheet provides an overview of the items in a particular classification. For example, if you have created case nodes for interview respondents and classified them as Person, you can use the classification sheet to quickly see the demographic spread of your respondents.
When you are working in the classification sheet, you can:
Sort and filter the data, to help you to identify patterns or focus on an area of interest.
Update attribute values—this can be useful if you want to update the values of multiple sources or nodes.
You can export the classification sheet as a text file—refer to Import (or export) classification sheets for more information.