• NVivo
  • NVivo

    NVivo is a powerful qualitative data analysis tool and is used across faculties and directorates by staff and student researchers.

  • To attend a workshop, you must have NVivo 12 for Windows (or Mac) already installed on your laptop. We will be looking at the Windows version in the workshop. The Mac version has a slightly different look and feel and about 85% functionality of the Windows version. Not all features covered in the Windows version will necessarily work on the Mac version.

    Brookes has a site license for NVivo. It can be installed on students' personal computers without charge.
    Go to service.brookes.ac.uk/brookes and type NVivo in the Knowledgebase text box. A link is returned: HOW TO INSTALL NVIVO ON YOUR PERSONAL MACHINE, INCLUDING KEYS FOR V12 EXPIRING JULY 2019 which provides installation instructions and licence code which expires on 31st July 2019.

    If you encounter any problem or would like help installing NVivo, go to the IT Service Desk on your campus, or phone the Service Desk on 01865 483311.

    Before any workshop, please self-enrol onto the NVivo Moodle course (click link below). You can then download files for NVivo 12 for Windows Pt 1 and NVivo 12 for Windows Pt 2. Once downloaded, you will need to unzip the files and extract them to your laptop hard drive or to a memory stick. The Part 1 and Part 2 files each have their own folder structure. Please ensure that Part 1 and Part 2 folder structures are kept separate.


    If you cannot attend a workshop, you can follow NVivo Part 1 or Part 2 course at your convenience in your own time using the course notes and files. 

    1: Part 1 Introductory

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

    2: Part 2 Further NVivo

    Includes some or all these features: classifications, coding audio, video & images, transcription, coding, queries, visualisations, social media, Endnote bibliographies.

    Check Eventbrite to register to attend upcoming workshops

    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.
    Or, go to the IT Service Desk on your campus, or phone 01865 483611 for more information.