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NVivo Qualitative Data Analysis Software: NVivo Help &
Workshops

An introduction to NVivo qualitative textual & audiovisual analysis software.

NVivo Workshops Files & Handouts

FILES for NVivo 12 Plus for Windows workshops:

NVivo 1 workshop:

  • WINDOWS USERS:
  • MAC USERS: 
    • NVivo Project File (Mac version): CLICK HERE to Download
      • NOTE: The NVivo 12 Plus Mac version has a different interface than the Windows version I use in my workshops. See also the "Limited Functionality of NVivo for Mac" box at right for features NOT available in the Mac version.
    • Debate Transcripts to import into NVivo Project File:

NVivo 2 workshop:

  • WINDOWS USERS:
  • MAC USERS: 
    • NVivo Project File (Mac version): CLICK HERE to Download
      • NOTE: The NVivo 12 Plus Mac version has a different interface than the Windows version I use in my workshops. See also the "Limited Functionality of NVivo for Mac" box at right for features NOT available in the Mac version.
    • Classification Sheet CSV File to import into NVivo Project File (for NVivo Mac version): CLICK HERE to Download

HANDOUTS for NVivo 12 Plus for Windows workshops:

Working in a Research Team?

Four computer monitors with words Research Teams


TEAM CODING IN NVIVO

There are various strategies for tracking team members’ work in NVivo and comparing coding, including generating inter-rater reliability measures. Download the below document that compiles helpful tips and linked resources for teamwork in NVivo.

NVivo is Multilingual!


NVIVO is MULTILINGUAL!

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.

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 the NVivo 12 Plus 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 (watch recorded NVivo 1 workshop).

Click here for UPCOMING LIVE WORKSHOPS

Click here for RECORDED WORKSHOPS

Limited Functionality of NVivo for Mac

Apple logo and Windows logo with word abbreviation vs for versus in between them


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:

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.