Analysing data with

Learn to analyse with Nvivo

Nvivo is a computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) used for organizing, analyzing and finding insights from 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 description of validity and reliability of the data processed.

Approaches to qualitative data analysis using Nvivo software

Qualitative data can be analysed both manually and through Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS). But, given the vastness... More

Nvivo’s interface and its utility in analyzing qualitative data

Nvivo is a computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) used for organizing and analyzing unstructured data set.

Outline of Nvivo workspace with three different views

Nvivo comprises of three separate windows with the 'ribbon' below containing additional tools. The ribbon represents Quick Access toolbar (just... More

Importing quantitative and qualitative data in Nvivo for analysis

Nvivo software is one of the most suitable software for qualitative analysis. This is due to its ability to accept... More

Managing imported data in Nvivo workspace

In the previous article the importance of Nvivo as a computer assisted qualitative data analysis software, along with types of... More

Bibliographical data analysis using Nvivo

Bibliographic Data is an organized collection of references to publish in literature that includes journals, magazine articles, newspaper articles, conference... More

Explaining validity and reliability of qualitative data in Nvivo

It is important to establish the reliability and validity of the data before going further into the procedure of using... More

Quality assessment of higher secondary education at schools using Nvivo

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

Procedure to create different types of nodes in Nvivo

A computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) like Nvivo enables researchers to process qualitative data systematically by breaking the... More

Understanding Auto-Coding in Nvivo

Earlier we discussed about creating nodes  which acts as ‘sticky notes’ denoting particular themes or topics common across the qualitative... More

Understanding issues and limitations of Auto-Coding in Nvivo

As pointed out in the Auto-Coding article, the process has its own set of issues and limitations, which might create... More

Creating and managing Nvivo memo

Nvivo memo can be prepared and linked to sources, nodes and case nodes. Like nodes, a memo also can be... More

Importing sources and creating new documents and memos in Nvivo

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 generating of 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 analysis by generating Nvivo coding query

Nvivo coding query eases the understanding of nodes and their interconnections. Given the vast array of nodes generated, researchers find... More

Generating Nvivo word frequency query

Nvivo word frequency query helps to list the most frequent words in the transcripts. It helps to search textual content... More

Generating Nvivo matrix coding query

Queries can be generated in Nvivo by 3 ways; words, content and matrix coding. Not only words but also by... More


Data representation & visualization in Nvivo

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.

Demographic data representation in Nvivo

Data visualization is a technique for data representation in the form of tables, charts and diagrams. This article explains representation... More

Qualitative data representation in Nvivo

This article explains qualitative data representation in NVivo. Visualisation takes place on attitudes or perceptions of participants on certain issues.... More

Data visualisation using cluster analysis

Cluster analysis serves as an extension to qualitative data representation through data visualisation. It is an exploratory technique for visualising... More

Data visualisation through concept maps in Nvivo

Mind maps portray the connection between nodes. Concept maps on the other hand help visualise thoughts, define concepts and contemplate... More

Data visualisation using mind maps in Nvivo

Mind maps are used to brainstorm ideas and visualize thoughts. A mind map begins with a main idea around which... More

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 enables 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.

Results summarisation using reports and extracts in Nvivo

Apart from sources, nodes, classifications, queries and maps, the Nvivo main folder also contains the option of ‘Reports’ (see figure... More

Result summarisation using Nvivo,framework matrices

Framework matrices helps to summarize results of Sources material. They provide a grid in the form of rows and columns... More