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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 logoUse NVivo software for qualitative analysis of textual and audiovisual data sources, including:

  • Organizing and coding multiple data sources in one central project file.
  • Assigning attributes to data (e.g., demographics) for comparative purposes.
  • Adding interpretations and notes.
  • Querying and searching data.
  • Visualizing data.
Attend the NVivo Workshop Series...

Pick what best fits your schedule!


...then earn the NVivo Ready! Badge Micro-Credential!

Get a GSU Data Ready! Badge Micro-Credential to show others your commitment to learning data skills! Learn more at

Limited Functionality of NVivo for Mac

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Limited Functionality of NVivo for Mac

See this page for a discussion about the differences between the Mac and Windows version and how to work across platforms -- and LOOK AT THIS PAGE SECTION for all the features not present in the Mac version!

Options for running NVivo for Windows on a Mac computer:

If you want the full features of the Windows version available on your Mac, the company that produces NVivo, QSR International, recommends choosing one of these parallels/virtual desktops to install on Macs to then run NVivo for Windows:

Why are there no GSU-provided workshops on the Mac version of NVivo?

We do not offer workshops/recordings on the Mac version due to having no Mac access to do so. Differences in interface, functionality, and features between the Mac and Windows version of NVivo may make it difficult to follow along with the Windows workshop if you are using a Mac. If you are a GSU faculty, staff, or students and need training for the Mac version of NVivo, please directly contact Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, Ph.D.