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NVivo for Qualitative Data Analysis

Library Workshops

Qualitative Data Analysis Workshops in spring 2024

Custom workshops for classes or cohorts are possible by request. 

Differences between Windows NVivo and Mac NVivo

There are substantial differences between the two versions of the software. The Windows version is the only option offered at Penn and it is substantially more robust than the windows option. See this page for a discussion about the differences between the Mac and Windows versions.

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 in one project file.
  • Assign attributes to data and compare them.
  • Interpret, query, and visualize data.

To learn more about NVivo email the Research Data & Digital Scholarship department.

Penn community members have access to NVivo 14 for Windows through all Penn Libraries' public computing stations and the Libraries Virtual Lab. You must first register for access to Virtual Lab. Once you have received confirmation, you can access NVivo for Windows through the lab. DO NOT save any projects or documents on the virtual lab interface as the storage is temporary. Always save your project file at least every two hours. You can map the desktop version of our Virtual Lab to your computer's hard drive. Contact Lynda if you need assistance with this.

For general information about Qualitative Data Software and Methods, please see our other research guide: 

Getting Started

Head of Research Data Services

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Lynda Kellam

Director of Research Data & Digital Scholarship

See schedule button for current dates and times. Appointments available in person and on zoom.

Subjects: Data & GIS
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