Although some of NVivo's advanced features are for dedicated qualitative researchers, NVivo can also provide significant help with any kind of analytical writing.
In this guide we focus on literature reviews. The same techniques are potentially applicable to:
There are important compatibility limitations when working across both Mac and Windows platforms. We discuss these in further detail on the next page of this guide.
If you have installed an earlier version of NVivo, we strongly recommend upgrading to version 12. Deakin's NVivo 11 license expired in October 2018.
Click the play button below to watch the video Analysis in NVivo (Windows) (01:00).
Click the play button below to watch the video on Analysis in NVivo 12 Mac (00:57).
Additional resources are available from NVivo's developer QSR and third parties.
QSR's NVivo Youtube channel contains a wealth of training videos.
Here are links to three videos that relate specifically to literature reviews.
QSR's recent publications introduce important aspects of NVivo for literature reviews/analytical writing:
For users interested in NVivo's more advanced features, QSR also offers:
As NVivo 12 was released only recently, at this stage available third party resources relate to either NVivo 10 or 11.
More recently, Dr Alan Shaw (Strategic Planet, 2017) made twin video guides directed at literature reviews:
Flinders University has published a detailed guide focused on using NVivo and EndNote For Literature Reviews. Also available from Flinders is an NVivo Advanced Workbook relating to in-depth qualitative research.
La Trobe University publishes an NVivo Library Resource Guide.
ANU provides an NVivo Library Resource Guide.
For software download issues, contact the Deakin IT service desk.
At this stage the Library is unable to provide comprehensive support for NVivo, but if you are interested in further information or assistance, please contact the Library Research Team. We will do our best to help!