NVivo Core Skills

NVivo is data analysis software designed for researchers working with qualitative information, such as interviews, documents, survey data and webpages.

This course covers the basics of NVivo, and is ideal for those who are new to the software. We’ll cover NVivo from start to finish, walking you though how to set up a project and work with data, including a variety of coding techniques. 

More advanced features such as queries, reporting and visualizations will also be briefly introduced.

Key content

  • The NVivo project interface
  • Creating and working with projects
  • Preparing, importing, and working with data
  • Creating and working with nodes (coding)
  • Introduction to reporting functionality
  • Demonstration of queries and visualisations

Course objectives

This introductory course will provide an overview of the software, and teach the basics of setting up and working in an NVivo project.

Who is the NVivo Core Skills course suitable for?

This course is suitable for researchers wanting an efficient means of handling and analysing their qualitative data, and for new and existing users. No prior knowledge of the software is assumed, however a basic understanding of qualitative analysis procedures would be helpful.

This workshop uses NVivo 14 and is designed for both PC and Mac users.

Register for NVivo Core Skills

University of Auckland staff can register for sessions on Career Tools. Students can refer to the registration page.

Further training and NVivo resources

More advanced NVivo courses are offered in New Zealand by Academic Consulting, and these courses are an ideal follow on from this introductory one day workshop. Find course details on the Academic Consulting training page.

A variety of NVivo resources are available on the Academic Consulting blog.

In addition, the following online courses are available to you for free:

  • QSR International
    • Getting Started with NVivo 
    • Tutorials
    • Online Help
    • Knowledge Centre
    • Free Webinars
  • Lynda.com (through Auckland Libraries) 
    • Learning NVivo
    • NVivo 2018 Essential Training