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NVivo Qualitative Data Analysis Software: NVivo Help &

An introduction to NVivo qualitative textual & audiovisual analysis software.

GSU Affiliates can contact me, Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, for one-on-one assistance with NVivo, or to arrange NVivo training workshops.


Upcoming NVivo Workshops @ GSU

computer monitor with word Workshops on it*Workshops for Windows version only*

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.



Research using NVivo

Methods section of a journal article with a magnifying glass on word NVivoRead others' work who used NVivo for data analysis -- see how they used it, what types of data they analyzed with it, how they wrote up their analysis, etc.

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.

Limited Functionality of NVivo for Mac

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Limited Functionality of NVivo for Mac

Some key features NOT available on Mac version (as of 3/2/2020):

  • Automated Insights -- auto coding by themes, sentiment, or pattern-based
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Reports
  • Certain data visualizations -- cluster analysis, geovisualization, project map, sociograms (egocentric, network, or social media)

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: