NVivo is a qualitative data analysis software package produced by QSR International. It allows you to collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys and audio.

There is a current site license at La Trobe covering all students and staff.

Conditions of use

The software may be used only while the user is an eligible member of La Trobe University. The licence to use the software under this agreement will terminate when you are no longer a staff member or student of the University.

The software may be used "at the site or at their principal residence". However, use of the software at the principal residence is "limited to use related to course work, research or other work directly related to the users relationship with the University".

The software must not be "copied or downloaded on to any non-eligible user's personal system for personal use".

Minimum System Requirements

PlatformSystem and hardware requirements
  • 1.2 GHz Pentium III-compatible processor (32-bit) or 1.4 GHz Pentium 4-compatible processor (64-bit).
  • 1GB Ram (recommend  2GB).
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution (recommended 1280 x 1024).
  • 2GB available hard disk space (recommended 4GB - additional space may be required for NVivo projects).
  • XP (Service Pack 2) or later.
  • Internet Explorer 8 or later. Google Chrome 21 or later.
  • Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor.
  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion) and above.
  • 2GB of RAM (as defined by the Mac OS X Lion minimum requirements)
  • 1280 x 800 screen resolution.
  • 2GB of available disk space.

For further details refer to the official QSR Support site.

Download and install NVivo.