What is it?
(from Wikipedia) NVivo is a qualitative data analysis (QDA) computer software package produced by QSR International. It has been designed for qualitative researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information, where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data are required. NVivo is used predominantly by academic, government, health and commercial researchers across a diverse range of fields, including social sciences such as anthropology, psychology, communication, sociology, as well as fields such as forensics, tourism, criminology and marketing.
The first NVivo software product was developed by Tom Richards in 1999. Originally called NUD*IST, it contained tools for fine, detailed analysis and qualitative modelling.
What is available?
The University has subscribed to an annual site license for NVivo through a CHEST agreement. This is for NVivo Pro. We do not have a license for NVivo Plus or NVivo for Teams.
Due to contractual reasons, we are currently only able to offer NVivo version 12. Later versions contain data processing clauses which the University has yet to accept.
*** Please Note *** NVivo Transcription is a paid service which can be accessed via later versions of the NVivo software. While there is an NVivo Transcription CHEST agreement, the University does not currently subscribe to it and the service is not approved for University use.
Who can have it?
Academic use on and off campus by staff and students.
How can I get it?
- Live from Apps Anywhere
- In PC Labs
- Request install to University Computer from IT Service Desk
What support/training is available?
- Please see the Eduserv Chest page section on Service and Support
When does the license/agreement run till?
- The license is renewed annually on 1st August
- The agreement runs from 1st August 2018 to 31st July 2021. A decision to renew or not will be taken in good time.