NVivo is a software program, developed by QSR International, that supports researchers in the analysis of qualitative data. Such data can include interviews, survey responses, articles, field notes, social media commentary and web content.
More recently, NVivo has been used to support analytical writing, such as literature and systematic reviews. NVivo allows you to use your literature to identify themes and connect similar literature sources.
Every year, the licence for NVivo expires. There is no need to install the software again. When prompted you simply need to enter the updated license key from the RMIT NVivo download page for either staff or students. All active projects will be retained in NVivo and you will be able to access those again once you have entered the new licence key.
What are NVivo's main uses?
Qualitative data analysis:
Allows you to gather, organise and analyse non-numerical data
You can import data into NVivo from various resources
You can use the data you store in NVivo to create charts, diagrams and reports for data analysis
Researchers use NVivo to test theories, identify trends, gather evidence, cross examine data
Import resource references from EndNote
Organise your literature by source and format types
Include print resources
Code the literature by major themes
Do text and coding queries to explore various themes
Create visuals to see connections in your literature
The RMIT Library has produced a series of PhD Up webinars on NVivo, introducing the software and describing its features.
NVivo: Beginners - PhD Up (1hr 22min) RMIT University Library - Microsoft Stream (RMIT login required)
NVivo: Data analysis - PhD Up (1hr 28min) RMIT University Library - Microsoft Stream (RMIT login required)
NVivo: Literature review and troubleshooting - PhD Up (1hr 23min) RMIT University Library - Microsoft Stream (RMIT login required)