What is it? NVivo is a qualitative analysis software package that supports both qualitative and mixed methods research. It lets you collect, organize, and analyze content from interviews, focus groups, discussions, surveys, documents, audio and visual files, images, social media data, web pages, and spreadsheets. It also offers multiple ways to visualize and report data, including graphs, charts and cluster analysis. Within the program, one can search all or parts of the data, sort data based on variable attributes or classifications, and display a matrix of codes or coding structures. Video and Audio files can be transcribed and analyzed within the program. It also interfaces with EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero for conducting a paperless literature review.
What can I use it for? Students, faculty, and staff can use NVivo for university-related teaching and academic research purposes. Use that benefits outside organizations requires the purchase of a commercial license.
Where can I run it? NVivo is available at no additional charge to UTK, UTC, UTHSC, and UT-Southern faculty, staff, and students for installation on university-owned and personally-owned Windows PCs and Macs. The download and installation instructions are at OIT’s software download page. For UTK, NVivo is also available on OIT’s Apps@UT server.
How can I learn it? For UTK, OIT offers workshops on NVivo each semester, and you can schedule a one-on-one tutorial any time by calling the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900. You can also visit NVivo’s Support page or watch tutorials from QSR International’s YouTube channel.