• NVivo
  • NVivo

    NVivo is a powerful qualitative data analysis tool and is used across faculties and directorates by staff and student researchers. Due to COVID-19, all classroom workshops are suspended until further notice but you can still find plenty of NVivo resources from the drop-downs below.

  • 1: Introductory

    Overview of how NVivo can help in your research project. Hands-on experience of coding, importing data, initial analysis, data types, concepts underlying qualitative data analysis. 

    2: Further NVivo

    As far as possible, this workshop has a flexible format tailored to your needs within the constraint of the number of people attending the session. Includes some or all these features: classifications, coding audio, video & images, transcription, coding, queries, visualisations, social media, Endnote bibliographies. You need to have attended Nvivo Workshop 1: Introductory or have a knowledge of importing data files, text coding, node creation and simple text queries. These items are covered in NVivo Part 1 course notes, units 1, 2 and 3. To obtain these notes electronically, see 'Self-paced NVivo course notes' heading below.

    Check Eventbrite to register to attend upcoming workshops

    NVivo Workshops are scheduled 4-8 weeks in advance. If none of the workshop dates suits you, click here to go on a mailing list to receive updates on upcoming workshops.
    Students and staff are encouraged to attend workshops, but if you are unable to find a workshop date that suits you, you can follow self-paced course notes which guide you in the use of NVivo in a step-by-step manner. These self-paced course notes and accompanying files are available to download from within Moodle. Click here to access NVivo course notes in Moodle (you will need to log in). Alternatively, log into Moodle and search for a course 'NVivo'. There will be only one course returned. You need to click the Self-Enrol button to get access to the course material. You can then download a zipped copy of NVivo Parts 1 and 2 self-paced course documents together with their accompanying sample data files and other files. Step-by-step instructions are in the PDF file located in the parent folder of Part 1 and Part 2. You can follow the course in your own time and at your own pace.

    Videos on NVivo selected by Alex Friend.

    This video selection covers a variety of topics on NVivo and is not meant to be exhaustive. The videos are selected for their ability to explain the topic in question and where sound and visual quality are generally good. If you are short of time, watch these two which provide an introduction to coding in NVivo and more generally in qualitative analysis.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDYZe0obn-4 University of Hull, Coding in NVivo (refers to version 11 but still largely applicable to version 12)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X7VuQxPfpk  Graham Gibbs, University of Huddersfield on Alan Bryman's 4 Stages of Qualitative  Analysis.


    Project-specific support is available to staff and post-graduates who have taken at least NVivo 1:Introduction workshop or have basic familiarity with NVivo. Please email Alex Friend if you are interested.
    Brookes has a site license for NVivo. It can be installed on staff or students' Brookes or personal computers without charge.
    Go to service.brookes.ac.uk/brookes and type NVivo in the Knowledgebase text box for instructions on how to install NVivo and to obtain a licence code.
    Or, go to the IT Service Desk on your campus, or phone 01865 483311 for more information.