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February 3: Intro to NVivo 11 Plus training

An “Intro to NVivo 11 Plus” training is scheduled from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 401B Hale Library for all faculty, graduate students, and staff who may be using this qualitative (and mixed methods) data analysis tool.

Intro to NVivo 11 Plus training

This presentation, which covers NVivo 11 Plus basics, will address the following:

  • how to download and install NVivo 11 Plus and input the license key
  • how to download NCapture (a web browser tool)
  • the basic parts of the NVivo 11 Plus interface
  • how to start and structure a research project (including a team project)
  • how to ingest various multimedia file types (and curate heterogeneous and semi-structured data)
  • how to ingest some social media contents
  • how to begin coding various media file types, and
  • 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 for the K-State site license. 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 11 training for Spring Semester 2017

  • Feb. 24: “NVivo 11 Plus Advanced”
  • Mar. 17: “Tapping Social Media Streams with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus”

These events are scheduled for Hale 401B from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. as well.

NVivo 10/11 site licenses

To access the downloadable software, go to the QSR International Downloads page.  The activating site license keys 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.

The NVivo 11 Plus / NVivo 10 site licenses will end in late March 2017.  Since this is a proprietary software tool, any contents inside an NVivo project will not be accessible without this tool.  Those who will not be purchasing the software or subscribing to it may want to export their data tables and data visualizations before the end of the site license.

For information about costs, please refer to the NVivo pricing page.

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. Thank you for your interest.