NVivo Core Skills

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

This ‘NVivo Core Skills’ 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


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

Suitable for

New and existing users. Researchers wanting an efficient means of handling and analysing their qualitative data. No prior knowledge of the software is assumed, however a basic understanding of qualitative analysis procedures would be helpful.


Please note that this workshop is specifically for PC users only and NVivo 12 is used. More advanced NVivo courses are offered in New Zealand by Academic Consulting and these are an ideal follow on from this introductory one day workshop. To view their current training schedule, please visit http://www.academic-consulting.co.nz/training.


If you are University of Auckland staff, please visit Career Tools to  register on a session. All others, please see our registration page for more information.

Other resources

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

Academic Consulting’s blog also contains a variety of NVivo resources or you may prefer to attend one of Academic Consulting’s chargeable online or facilitator led  workshops. Please refer to www.academic-consulting.co.nz/training for more information.