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This guide contains information and links to videos to get you started with NVivo.


What is Nvivo?

NVivo software is designed to help researchers analyse and organise data derived from qualitative and mixed methods research such as interviews, focus groups, surveys etc. 

You can import different types of data, including:

  • PDFs
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Web pages
  • Social media content
  • Images
  • Video
  • Audio

Getting NVivo on your computer

NVivo software is available to install on work computers and personal computers for Bond staff and students. There are two ways to obtain NVivo:

  • Staff can contact the IT Service Desk to have the most recent version of NVivo installed on a work computer.
  • Staff and students can download NVivo on personal computers by going to Bond Support, selecting 'Information Technology Services', then 'Computer Shop'

Note that the Mac version of NVivo is currently under development, and many of the features available in the Windows version are not yet available in the Mac Beta version. See this comparison of available features.

Getting started with NVivo

There are a number of options to learn how to use NVivo:


Thank you to La Trobe for their permission to re-use content from their NVivo Essentials guide.