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Using NVIVO in Qualitative Research

Using NVIVO in Qualitative Research

240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
From getting started to completing your research project, this book provides a practical guide to using QSR NVivo. Written in clear language, it contains six tutorials to use with your own data. Much more than a manual, the book offers advice with each section, addressing a range of research approaches and priorities. Each chapter starts with an overview and includes tips on design issues and ways of flexibly managing your project.

The CD-ROM that orignally accompanied this book and its contents are no longer available. For more details on the latest versions of the QSR NVivo software please visit
About This Book
A Project in NVivo
Linking Data
Coding at nodes
Shaping Data-
Sets and Trees

Getting it together

The perfect text for those wanting to start using NVIVO.

Ms Vicky du-Caine
Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University
September 4, 2015

Useful text for our undergraduates to get started on Nvivo software.

Mrs Joanne Mcveigh
faculty of arts and science , Edge Hill University
September 3, 2015

I will recommend this book to all researchers who are using/intend to use NVivo to analyse their qualitative data. My institution supports NVivo, so makes it available under licence from QSR. We offer researchers one day-long course on using the package. For many researchers, this is insufficient. They need a book that will help them understand what the package can do and how they can use it. This book was written by one of the developers of NVivo and is the best introduction I have seen. The only problem is the rapidity of version change. The book does not cover functions added since publication.

Mr Kenneth Wilkinson
Dept of Marketing, Ops & Digital Busin, Manchester Metropolitan University
January 5, 2015

Not recommended, but not because it is a bad book. Not at all. New versions of NVivo appear so quickly, no printed book could ever keep abreast.

Mr Kenneth Anthony Wilkinson
Dept of Marketing, Ops & Digital Busin, Manchester Metropolitan University
September 2, 2015

A very useful, clearly set out text for understanding and applying Nvivo.

Miss Alyson Lewis
Newport School of Education, University of Wales, Newport
October 1, 2014

A good book to help students starting nvivo - also helps students with their literature review.

Dr Gary Bell
Fac of Business Computing & Info Manag, London South Bank University
July 23, 2014

This book offers a step by step helpful guide to those wishing to use NVIVO. It is recommended as a supplementary text for those wishing to use it to to support their data collection and analysis. Specifically for those using qualitative research methods.

Mrs Melanie Mackinder
Early years Education, Bishop Grosseteste Univ.
June 20, 2014

Very helpful and practical textbook to assist in using NVIVO

Ms Fiona Whelan-Ryan
Please select your department, Waterford Institute of Technology
June 17, 2014

I will be using this book for an Interpreting Psychology Data module, alongside lectures and workshops for qualitative methods and analysis.

Dr Alan Yates
Department of Psychology, University Campus Oldham
March 10, 2014

flows easily
written at a ggod academic level yet easy to understand

Mrs Angela Cobbold
operating department practice, Anglia Ruskin University
January 22, 2013

Lyn Richards

About the authorLyn Richards has a highly unusual range of relationships with qualitative research. After undergraduate training as a historian and political scientist, she moved to sociology. Her early work as a family sociologist addressed both popular and academic audiences, with a strong motivation always to make the funded research relevant to the people studied, and the qualitative analysis credible to those affected. Each of her four books in family sociology was a text at university level but also widely discussed in popular media and at community level. During her tenure as Reader and Associate Professor at La Trobe University in... More About Author