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NVivo is designed to help you manage and analyse qualitative data. It allows you to keep your data files organised and to easily code text, sound and video files. NVivo can also help you create models to illustrate your findings. 

This training workshop is conducted using NVivo 14 on Windows computers. If you require training resources for version 12 please contact Digital Literacy Team.

There is no cost for ANU Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, postgraduate students and ANU staff. 

NVivo introduction  

This session will introduce the NVivo workspace and terminology, including how to set up a project in the most efficient way. It will also cover how to import data; create nodes; and code textual, audio and visual data. NVivo’s transcription tool will also be demonstrated.  

NVivo intermediate

This session introduces the extra features in NVivo that aid in the coding process. It will cover how to use:

  • autocoding to create cases and question nodes 
  • word frequency queries to help you create a coding scheme 
  • text search queries to help to initially code a large amount of data
  • coding comparison queries to conduct a coding reliability check.

NVivo advanced

This session will take you through the process of analysing data in depth, once coding is complete. It will also look at tools which are helpful for project management, literature reviews and collaboration. It will cover how to use: 

  • coding and matrix coding queries to look at the overlap or otherwise in themes
  • crosstabs queries to analyse differences between groups (attributes) in the project 
  • cluster analysis to find clues as to which themes/cases are related
  • maps, diagrams and comparison diagrams to help describe the project visually
  • other features to help manage projects and collaborate with others (such as exporting information, memos and “set” meta-folders)
  • using NVivo for literature reviews with external files and memos.

NVivo for personal device use

Instructions to obtain licenses for NVivo 12 Pro Windows or Mac are available on the ANU IT Service Desk website.