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“Introduction to NVivo 10/11” slated for Feb. 19

An “Introduction to NVivo 10/11” training will be offered 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at 401B Hale Library for all faculty, graduate students, and staff who may be using this qualitative (and mixed methods) data analysis tool.

A Screenshot of the NVivo New Project Interface

This presentation, which covers NVivo basics, will address the following:

  • how to download and install NVivo 10 and input the license key
  • how to download NCapture
  • the basic parts of the NVivo 10 interface
  • how to start and structure a research project (including a team project)
  • how to ingest various multimedia file types (and curate multimedia data)
  • how to ingest some social media contents
  • how to begin coding various media file types
  • how to back up the .nvp project file

There will also be a brief section on some of the new affordances of NVivo 11 (including network analysis and sentiment analysis).  NVivo 11 will be available to all who are eligible on the K-State site license.  The QSR International downloads page is available at www.qsrinternational.com/support_downloads.aspx.  Downloading from the QSR International site (vs. the K-State download) will save on software patching; however, the K-State site license must still be obtained from the protected site below.

The presenter will be using the Windows version of the software. This will be an interactive session. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops. No RSVP is required.

Additional NVivo 10 trainings in spring semester 2016

  • March 25: “NVivo Advanced”
  • April 22: “Tapping Social Media Streams with NCapture and NVivo”

NVivo 10/11 site license

K-State has a site license for NVivo 10 software (for both Windows and Mac systems) for all faculty, administrators, staff, and graduate students. The software and the activating site license key may be accessed at k-state.edu/ID/KStateNVivoDownload with a current eID and password. Those off-campus and / or undergraduate partners who are working with active and eligible K-State faculty, administrators, staff, and graduate students may be allowed to use the K-State license during the duration of the non-commercial K-State related research project.

In April, a new license key will be required to maintain activation of the software.  Please visit the above K-State site to access the key.

QSR International training

QSR International offers some video tutorials and both free and for-pay events.

An additional reference

Those who have already started using NVivo may want to refer to “Using NVivo: An Unofficial and Unauthorized Primer,” which is an e-book built on the Scalar platform that highlights various features of the software tool.


If there are questions, please email shalin@k-state.edu or call 785-532-5262.