Released in June 2012, NVivo is a qualitative data
analysis (QDA) computer software package produced by
QSR International (qualitative research software
NVivo is Windows software that supports qualitative and
mixed methods research.
NVivo helps to manage, shape and make sense of
It provides a workspace and tools to enable you to easily
work through your information.
Strong organization features for data that is stored across
many files and file formats.
Playback ability for audio and video files, so that
interviews can easily be arrange in Nvivo.
Ability to capture social media data from Facebook,
Support for mixed-methods research.
Import, create and edit a wide range of data
Work with documents, audio, video, images and spreadsheets
Nvivo allows users to replicate all of the abilities of the
‘paper and pen’ system into the software.
NVivo runs faster, even as project size increases.
NVivo performs better when working with large amounts of
data, for example, large sources and nodes open faster.
NVivo 10 for Windows provides functionality for
automatically backing up and recovering your project data.
Component Minimum Recommended
Processor 1.2 GHz Pentium III-compatible
processor (32-bit) or 1.4 GHz
Pentium 4-compatible processor
2.0 GHz Pentium 4-
compatible processor or
Memory 1 GB RAM or more 2 GB RAM or more
Display 1024 x 768 screen resolution 1280 x 1024 screen
resolution or higher
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP or later Microsoft Windows XP or
Microsoft Windows 7,
Microsoft Windows 8
Hard Disk Approximately 2 GB of available
Approximately 4 GB of
available hard-disk space
Browser Internet Explorer 8 or later
Other Internet connection