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Nvivo is a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) used for organizing, analyzing and finding insights from the qualitative data set. Unstructured texts like interviews, open-ended questionnaires, articles, journal articles, web content, and even audio, video and image data are analyzed using Nvivo. Nvivo is available for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
Understanding the use of Nvivo
This section explains the approaches of analysis techniques in Nvivo and outline of its working space. Furthermore, this section also establishes the authenticity of the results through the description of the validity and reliability of the data processed.
Qualitative data can be analysed both manually and through Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS). But, given the vastness... More
Nvivo is a computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) used for organizing and analyzing unstructured data set.
Nvivo comprises of three separate windows with the 'ribbon' below containing additional tools. The ribbon represents Quick Access toolbar (just... More
Nvivo software is one of the most suitable software for qualitative analysis. This is due to its ability to accept... More
It is important to establish the reliability and validity of the data before going further into the procedure of using... More
Having explained the background to NVivo, including types of data processing, data importing and others, this section will explain briefly about... More
Data processing in Nvivo
Once the data is imported in the Nvivo software, it is processed to identify key themes, based on which interpretation is carried out. This helps to establish relationships in the data, clustering the common groups and identify the characteristics of the data processed
A computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) like Nvivo enables researchers to process qualitative data systematically by breaking the... More
As pointed out in the Auto-Coding article, the process has its own set of issues and limitations, which might create... More
Sources is a menu to save research material including interviews, surveys, pictures, audios and any other type of files.
Data analysis in Nvivo
After identification of the nature of the data through nodes, auto-codes, and memos, analysis is carried out through the generating queries. Queries are further codes segregating the nodes/auto-codes and memos of the data into specific groups. This segregation is carried out through two processes– word frequencies and coding matrices. This section of the module explains how to conduct the analysis using queries.
Data representation & visualization in Nvivo
The presentation of data analysis is incomplete without appropriate visualization. This section, therefore, details the different visualization techniques initiating from the demographic data to the core qualitative data. This section of the module explains visualization using three different techniques– clustering, mind mapping, and concept mapping.
Result summarization in Nvivo
The entire data processing and analysis techniques in Nvivo are concluded through its ‘summarization’. While reports are the summary information of the project/data processed, extracts enable us to export these reports. Framework matrices, on the other hand, provide a grid in the form of rows and columns reflecting the case nodes (interviews) and themes nodes.
Apart from sources, nodes, classifications, queries and maps, the Nvivo main folder also contains the option of ‘Reports’ (see figure... More
Framework matrices helps to summarize results of Sources material. They provide a grid in the form of rows and columns... More