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NVivo: Overview

NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research.

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What Qualitative Data Analysis Software Can and Can't Do

About NVivo

NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods analysis of textual and audiovisual data sources. You can use it to:

  • Organize and code multiple data sources into one main file.
  • Assign attributes to data and contrast them.
  • Interpret, query, and visualize data.


Top Tips: Getting Started Using NVivo

Noelle Wyman Roth of Duke University answers common questions about working with NVivo to help you in your qualitative data research and analysis, particularly when working in a project team. In this video, she covers questions like: (1:12) Child node is a type of the parent node (1:59) Group similar ideas together (2:46) Node names should be unique (3:46) Code for broad concepts, not specific ideas (4:33) Don’t go too deep

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