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NVIVO Resources - This is where you'll find information on training courses and support for Nvivo users and those interested in using Nvivo.

Last updated OCTOBER 2015

Training in Nvivo 10, September to December 2015

The course comprises two 3½ hour sessions, the Part 1 session covering basic functions, the Part 2 session covering more advanced functions. To attend Part 2 you need to have attended Part 1, or you should have knowledge of basic functions in Nvivo. You can attend only Part 1 if you wish. The sessions are free.​

Part 1: Nvivo Overview, Create a new Project file, Importing source data, Coding and Recoding data, Keeping a Research Journal, Classifing data, initial Data Analysis.

​Part 2: Coding techniques and methodology, Incorporating PDFs, Images, Audio, Video, Social Media, Bibliographies, Linking Ideas, Automated Coding, Advanced Data Analysis, Visualisaions, Writing up, Literature Review.

Complete a separate online booking form for both Part 1 and Part 2 sessions:

Apply to attend

Nvivo lets you organise and analyse your data, revealing facets of the data that you might not otherwise have seen. With Nvivo's powerful features you can test hunches and hypotheses and produce high quality output in a variety of formats. As well as being a qualitative analysis tool, Nvivo can also be used for your Literature Review. 

Nvivo can be installed on a Brookes office PC or personal laptop free of charge. Please raise an incident at the OBIS Service Now web page at OBIS Service Now or visit the OBIS Service Desk on your campus.

Thank you.

Alex Friend, Training and Development Specialist, OBIS

Advanced Nvivo project-related training

Advanced project-related training and support is available to staff and post-graduates who have a basic familiarity with Nvivo, though having an awareness of concepts underlying the use of qualitative analysis software may be sufficient. I may be able to help you if:
a) You are in the process of planning your project, but have not yet gathered any data; you may feel the need for guidance on structuring your project in Nvivo and exploring ways it can help you understand your data.
b) You have collected data and would like help in organising, coding, analysing, reporting.
c) You have been using Nvivo as a research tool but would appreciate some guidance on specific aspects
d) You want to use (or explore) features in Nvivo v.10 such as capturing and analysing social media.
If you are interested or would just like to ask some initial questions, please email me.

Alex Friend, OBIS IT Training

Nvivo 10 for Mac - available now

Nvivo for Mac uses the same license as the Windows version. We cannot display the license number on the website for license security reasons. You need to raise an incident at requesting the code and it will be sent to you by email.

Nvivo 10

As a Brookes staff member or student you can have Nvivo installed on your office and / or your personal PC or laptop. See the next section regarding installation on your PC.

QSR's support page for Nvivo 10:

You can download a 30-day trial version from:

Nvivo 10 can co-exist alongside Nvivo 9.x, you don't need to uninstall the latter.

What's new in Nvivo 10? See

Nvivo support at Brookes

QSR NVIVO is software for qualitative data analysis. Brookes has a site licence for NVIVO 10 (and previous version 9).

The resources linked here can be used for self-help OR for follow-up support after attending Brookes NVIVO workshops.

  • There is an email discussion Google group for NVIVO users at Brookes where you can raise issues, ask questions about using NVIVO. It is also how I (Alex Friend) keep users informed of relevant news to Nvivo users. I strongly advise anyone using NVivo in the research project to join the group. To join, log into your Brookes Google mail, click the 'Groups' link in the line of links in the upper part of the window. In the groups search box, type 'nvivodiscussion' (but leave out the quote marks) and click 'search groups'. Click the 'nvivodiscussion' link that appears in the results list. Click the link to join the group and you will then need to set your personal settings, eg. how you want to receive postings to the group.
  • For all help requests to install Nvivo or resolve technical problems relating to installation or running of the software, register an 'Incident' request at the OBIS Service Now site: where you can request to install or upgrade Nvivo on your PC or laptop.
  • Other downloadable resources
    • Getting started Guide to NVIVO 9 (2.9 Mb) (.pdf format)
    • Getting started Guide to NVIVO 8 (1.78Mb) (.pdf format)
    • Lyn Richard's 'Ten tutorials to Teach yourself NVIVO 8' (3.37Mb) (.pdf format)
    • Course slides for NVIVO version 8 in .ppt format -Part 1Part 2Part 3
  • OnLine QDA Learning Qualitative Data Analysis on the Web - really good resource for beginners, but good also excellent reference for more experienced users
  • Suggested references to titles for NVIVO software users , many in Brookes library - (or click link in upper left hand pane 'Nvivo and Qualitative Research reference list')
  • QSR Forum - free sign up, ask for help from other qualitative researchers, get answers
  • Startup list of Journals that focus on qualitative research (MS-Word format)
  • Case studies available on internet. Real researchers talking about real projects
  • [Case study project files you can load into your copy of Nvivo 10|^Pat Beazley Researcher Nvivo10 project] There are two files inside a single zip file. Unzip the file. Version 1 file represents the initial state of the project and version 4 the final state.
  • Useful Youtube videos on Nvivo and qualitative research. This is my own playlist of Youtube videos which I have found particularly helpful. Includes coding methodology, research collaboration. I'll be continually adding is Pat Beazley's Researchersproject and comprises interviews and focus groups with researchers at different stages of career development who have told of their developing involvement in research and/or their experience of being a researcher. The study explores what brings people into research, and what holds them there as committed, productive researchers. 
  • Other media formats:
    • Links to QSR hosted  video tutorials
    • Short 'just-in-time' (Jing) videos for version 8:
      • Printing a visual display of your NVIVO project Tree node structure with icons and names (Features Nvivo 8 but applies equally to versions 9 and 10)  (5.14Mb) (Approx 3 minutes)
        • Text version (MS Word format)
      • A  free online option for more enhanced tag clouds from word frequency search results
  • QSR International hosted forum of NVIVO users
  • Outline of Brookes NVIVO licence terms

If you have suggestions for further resources, or have any questions, contact Alex Friend,

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