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NVivo Qualitative Data Analysis Software: NVivo -
What is It?

An introduction to NVivo qualitative textual & audiovisual analysis software.

What can I do with NVivo?

NVivo Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) facilitates in-depth qualitative analysis of textual and audiovisual data sources, including:

  • Collecting and importing data.
  • Organizing, classifying and coding data.
  • Adding interpretations and notes.
  • Querying and searching data.
  • Visualizing data with models, maps, graphs.
  • Sharing findings.

Want a detailed walk through?  Watch this 45-minute video demo.

What's NVivo?

Other CAQDAS options?

Below are some resources for exploring other Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) options (e.g., Dedoose, ATLAS.ti, QDA Miner). 

*HOWEVER*, be aware that, as GSU does not have campus-wide licenses to these other softwares, there is no campus training/support for using them:

Data Services & Support @ Georgia State University Library

The University Library’s Research Data Services Team and other librarians and specialists support research and learning across multiple disciplines involving quantitative, qualitative, business, and spatial/GIS data. Visit this page for more information about our data services and to browse our calendar for drop-in assistance and workshops offerings, or email us at libdatahelp@gsu.edu and we’ll connect you to the right person for assistance.

NVivo for Literature Reviews?

NVivo can also be used to organize and write literature reviews:

  • Import references from Zotero or EndNote.
  • Organize and classify the literature by source types.
  • Include print sources.
  • Code the literature for major themes.
  • Do text and coding queries to explore themes.
  • Create visuals to see connections in the literature.

Want a detailed walk through? Watch this 45-minute video demo.