NVivo provides the following text content languages that you can set to match the language of your data files:
Chinese (PRC), English (UK), English (US), French (France), German (Germany), Japanese (Japan), Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Mexico)
If the language of your files is not available as a text content language, you should set the text content language to 'Other'. See these help pages for setting text content language and stop words: Windows version | Mac version
IMPORTANT: You can still use NVivo for your data analysis even if your data files are a different language from those provided as “text content language” options – but you won’t be able to take advantage of the NVivo features of (1) spell checking and (2) finding words with the same stem or similar meanings when you run Text Search and Word Frequency queries.
NVivo 1 for Windows: Getting Started -- Basics of importing and coding different types of data sources. PREREQUISITE: Basic understanding of qualitative research methods is suggested, but not required. Watching this short tutorial on coding qualitative data before the workshop is recommended.
NVivo 2 for Windows: Exploring your Data -- Classifications, queries, visualizations, and reports to explore/analyze coded data sources. PREREQUISITE: NVivo 1 or equivalent experience (watch recorded NVivo 1 workshop).
Some key features NOT available on Mac version (as of 3/2/2020):
Issue with Big Sur OS (as of 3/29/2021):
There are issues with running NVivo for Mac on the Big Sur OS (operating system) -- the following link to two sites that suggest fixes for the issues:
Options for running NVivo for Windows on a Mac computer:
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:
Or search for NVivo-based articles specific to your discipline: go to our A-Z Databases list and use the All Subjects dropdown menu to go to specific databases by subject.