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NVivo is a software program used for qualitative and mixed-methods research. Specifically, it is used for the analysis of unstructured text, audio, video, and image data, including (but not limited to) interviews, focus groups, surveys, social media, and journal articles. It is produced by QSR International. As of July 2014, it is available for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems; however, the Macintosh version is missing some of the features that the Windows version has.
As of July 2020, Kent State has licenses for NVivo 12 for Windows and Mac. Please note that we do not have licenses for the newest release of NVivo (NVivo R1) for the academic year 2020-2021.
At this time, QSR International offers free 14 day trials of NVivo, which you can download at the QSR International website.
Yes. Beginning with NVivo version 11, NVivo is available on Windows and Mac.
Kent State University has a limited-seat license for NVivo for Windows and NVivo for Mac. All currently-employed faculty and staff, as well as currently-enrolled graduate students are eligible to request a license at no charge. Undergraduate students who need NVivo for a formal research project or for work as a Kent State research assistant should have their faculty advisor contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a license on their behalf.
Please contact your local desktop support person to receive a copy of the software.
You may request a license (for first-time users) or renew your license (for continuing users) through software.kent.edu.
For more information, contact Information Technology at email@example.com.
The Student Multimedia Studio, located on the first floor of University Library, has hardware and software for converting VHS and audio cassette tapes into digital formats. There are also flatbed scanners and document cameras that can be used for scanning oversized papers and objects.
NVivo has a mixture of qualitative and quantitative analysis features: in particular, it can compute inter-coder reliability and use cluster analysis to examine text or coding similarities.
Unlike MAXQDA and Atlas.ti, NVivo does not have a dedicated mobile app; however, NVivo's ability to import from Evernote can act as a substitute.