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Statistical and Mathematical Software

Information on where and how to access statistical and mathematical software.

Introduction

NVivo is a qualitative research and data analysis software used by researchers in a broad range of fields including humanities, social sciences and medical/health sciences. It is produced by QSR International. This page provides information for the University of Melbourne community on where to access NVivo on campus; how to get the software; training opportunities; and links to NVivo support materials produced by QSR.

Access and Support

Access NVivo on Campus

NVivo 12 is currently installed on library computers. Check the current list of software available on library computers here. It may also be available in some Faculty and Graduate-School Labs. 

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Obtain NVivo Software

Staff

University departments, affiliated institutions and respective staff are eligible to obtain NVivo under a university site license. This license extends to home use. For installation instructions see the knowledge base article on NVivo

Contact Infrastructure Services to request NVivo

  1. Phone 8344 0888
  2. Log a Service Now Request online using your University of Melbourne username and password
  3. Download a trial versions of NVivo

 

Students

Students may download a trial version of NVivo but a license key is required for full access, Contact Student IT for access to this either via chat, email or in person.

Students may also access NVivo on myUniApps. Please note that  NVivo cannot be accessed via the 'Apps' tab. For access:

  • Click the 'Desktops' tab at the top of the page
  • Click the 'Start' menu from within a Desktop
  • Select the required software icon (in this case 'QSR'), then NVivo 11 folder then NVivo 11 program

 

Training Provided by the University of Melbourne

The Graduate Students Association offers workshops for students and staff throughout the year. 

Check for upcoming GSA sessions.

 

Training and Support from QSR International

Animated demonstrations of how to create and set up a project are also included with NVivo software.

NVivo & Your Literature Review

 

Library books

It is recommended that you ask your supervisor or tutor for titles they would recommend. Also, try searching the Library Catalogue for the latest additions to our collections using a keyword search to locate new titles eg.nvivo, matlab or spss. Catalogue results are automatically sorted by date. Alternatively, click on the subject headings in one of the titles listed in this guide to be directed to related material.