This is the author accepted manuscript. The DOI for the published version in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship is 10.1080/1941126X.2018.1465535.


NVivo (QSR International, n.d.a) is software developed by QSR International for qualitative data analysis, such as content analysis and narrative analysis. The software provides a workspace for researchers to store, manage, query, and analyze unstructureddata, including text, images, audio, video, and other data types. NVivo has been used inmany library and information science studies, including to analyze interview data (Wiley& Mischo, 2016), student assignments (Insua, Lantz, & Armstrong, 2018; Phillips & Zwicky, 2017), and survey data (Gibbs, Boettcher, Hollingsworth & Slania, 2012). NVivo allows users to complete multiple qualitative analysis functions on the platform, including sorting and filtering raw data, discovering and building relationships amongdata, assigning and defining themes and categories for data, visualizing data analysis results, and creating reports.

This article reviews NVivo on the following five criteria: functionality, learnability, collaboration, support, and cost.


qualitative analysis

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