About NVivo

NVivo is a data analysis software, which helps education, healthcare, non-profit, public, and other sectors organize, store, or evaluate qualitative data and manage cloud-based collaboration and automated transcription processes. Administrators can import spreadsheets, text, audio, or video files and online surveys from multiple sources on a centralized platform.

Using NVivo, organizations can organize data to identify themes and trends based on various attributes and visualize information using word clouds, frequency charts, diagrams, and more. Businesses can transcribe interviews and audio files in multiple languages to streamline qualitative research processes and securely upload data in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. NVivo Collaboration Cloud module also helps remote teams access project data, configure access permissions based on job roles, store data in a centralized repository, and track changes using version history.

NVivo facilitates integration with various third-party applications such as EndNote, Survey Monkey, and more. The text editor also enables healthcare professionals to review transcriptions, add notes, tag speakers, or highlight text and export transcripts in DOCX and TXT format.

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US$1 249,00/one-time

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  • One Time License

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Pricing starting from:

US$1 249,00/one-time

  • Free Trial
  • One Time License

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Features

Total features of NVivo: 38

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Annotations
  • Audio/video file upload
  • Automatic Transcription
  • Automatic Transcription Services
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualization
  • File Sharing
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Historical Reporting
  • Media Analytics
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Playback Controls
  • Project Management
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
  • Query Builder
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Speech Recognition
  • Tagging
  • Text Analysis
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timecoding
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Work History

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4 /5
(29)
Value for Money
3,3/5
Features
3,9/5
Ease of Use
3,9/5
Customer Support
2,9/5

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Ganjar W.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Qualitative Data Analysis Tool

Reviewed on 2019/04/25

NVIVO is essential in my research as social scientists. With NVIVO, I am able to code interviews...

NVIVO is essential in my research as social scientists. With NVIVO, I am able to code interviews and other qualitative data, thus able to draw conjectures from the codes easily.

Pros

NVIVO is great to conduct data analysis for qualitative research. It allows users to code the qualitative data, making it easier for users to perform content analysis with the data. NVIVO's interface is very user-friendly and requires minimal time investment to learn the application.

Cons

Perpetual license for NVIVO is expensive for early career academics. There should be a price scheme for this category of users.

Ray A.
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Nvivo was the go-to QDA for graduate students for many years. Still a powerhouse.

Reviewed on 2018/03/31

Nvivo is robustly designed and can handle very large projects that involve text, video and audio. I...

Nvivo is robustly designed and can handle very large projects that involve text, video and audio. I believe AtlasTI or MaxQDA offer better feature sets.

Pros

Nvivo runs on Windows, Mac. This is important for exchanging data on research teams whose members will be using both Windows and Mac computers.
Colleagues have often commented on how Nvivo is easy to use for content and thematic analysis.
By using Nvivo to define codes and tag documents with the codes as you move through the document. This grounded approach will allow users to build an understanding of the underlying themes in the data. Each coded segment in Nvivo called a "node", can have a set of custom properties that include instance-specific values can be either flat, or hierarchically arranged, each of which has certain advantages. Flat coding prevents imposing a structure on data while hierarchical coding can help researchers find patterns in the document, assists with analysis and building models.

Many tutorials can be found online and via the MaxqDA website. The user discussion forum is also a useful place for learning how to use the program and to apply the software to specific research needs. Because good tutorials can be found easily, users will have less trouble learning how to use this powerful program

Cons

It does not offer a portable version that users can use when travelling or in the field on someone else's computer. This is a drawback and restricts use to the user's computer only.
The student license, while cheaper than the other major QDA vendors, is only valid for 12 months. If you are doing a PhD (which could take many years), you'll have to purchase a full version of the software which is really rather pricey.

Nvivo may not be as good as MaxQDA for helping researchers build interrelationships among the data.

Michael B.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Solid application for qualitative research data collection and analysis

Reviewed on 2021/03/30

For large sets of qualitative data this application has, thus far, proven invaluable to our...

For large sets of qualitative data this application has, thus far, proven invaluable to our graduate student lab. Once you learn the ropes, it is intuitive and helps generate effective datasets. Its ability to identify patterns in large datasets is top notch.

Pros

Greatly helps capture and organize large sets of qualitative data. Our graduate lab has found it very beneficial, depending on their research. Subgroup options make it especially useful for our needs.

Cons

As we were all new to using it, there was a steeper (than maybe what is normal) learning curve. However, once you take some time it becomes very intuitive. Also found that it is really only beneficial and time saving if you are using a large data set.

Sarah C.
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Fine if you work alone

Reviewed on 2020/10/27

I spend more time troubleshooting than coding because the software (which requires a yearly...

I spend more time troubleshooting than coding because the software (which requires a yearly license, and prevents me from sharing data with teammates) is so buggy.
Frequently crashes, losing unsaved data. The auto-save feature on mac is not reliable. NOTHING on the mac version is reliable - it should never have shipped in the current state.

Pros

Coding stripes and the process of coding is easy and intuitive
Nvivo allows you to code multiple types of data together - great for interdisciplinary or "found"/naturalistic data (as opposed to created or elicited data).
If you are working 100% independently, I would recommend any older/cheaper version of NVivo for the core coding functionality.

Cons

The software is expensive and requires yearly licensing even though the main & best features are essentially the same for the last 10 years. The core features are held hostage by QSR's inability to provide backwards compatibility or to allow for sharing between windows and mac.
If you want to work in a team look elsewhere - QSR essentially locks your data into the version of nvivo you have and if the entire team is not using the exact same version you are out of luck. It's essentially ransomware.

Percis nosisi D.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

NVivo Review

Reviewed on 2021/02/25

NVivo is a cloud-based Data analysis software developed by QSR International. It has multiple...

NVivo is a cloud-based Data analysis software developed by QSR International. It has multiple features and a well-designed interface that makes data categorising less tedious. The interface contains a customisable navigation view and context-specific ribbons. It supports different data including textual, PDF, survey, audio, audio, video, images, Outlook emails, and spreadsheets. My students and use NVivo as our main data analysis software. It allows us to manage data in large projects and many languages including character-based languages like Mandarin. We also use NVivo NCapture, a browser add-on, to capture webpages from social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We Create mindmaps, project and concept maps to show data and idea associations. NVivo's audio transcription also saves us a lot of time and money when dealing with recorded audio interviews. I recommend NVivo as a personal, business, academic, and professional data analysis software.

Pros

NVivo allows researchers to find correlations and relationships between themes, people, and places in one software. It is easy to import data from other programs, including Survey Monkey, EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, MS Outlook, EverNote, OneNote. NVivo Integration allows Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook files to imported to NVivo, using free add-ins. NVivo integrates with bibliographic and referencing software like Endnote and Mendeley for easy citations and references. NVivo auto-codes and identifies themes and sub-themes, regardless of data volume and complexity.
NVivo also allows Cloud collaboration through small teams of up to 5 members. This means a group of 5 or fewer members can work in collaboration with one project. The Windows version allows bigger groups. Since NVivo is cloud-based, team members do not have to worry about losing their project. Team members can use the multi-level ‘undo’ function whenever a need arises.

Cons

NVivo offers three packages, Plus, Pro, and Mac. The student license is not as expensive as a full license but after a year, they are required to buy a license at the retail price.

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  • Starting from: US$1 249,00/one-time
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NVivo integrates with the following applications:

Evernote Business, SurveyMonkey

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