Skip to main content

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 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.