NVivo is qualitative analysis software developed by QSR International. All of the lab’s computers have Nvivo installed on them, and it is also available on the library computers. If you would like a demo of NVivo please speak to a psychology technician.
Here’s a short presentation introducing NVivo. If you’d like a step by step guide to help you explore some of NVivo’s basic features in your own time, please find a computer with NVivo installed (all computers in the lab have it), and download the NVivo worksheet.
Full details of NVivo can be found on the manufacturer’s website.
The lab has a number of Olympus VN-712PC voice recorders which can be borrowed. They are very simple to use and give good quality recordings for interviews and focus groups.
They run on AAA batteries which we supply you with (battery life is around 70 hours). We can supply you with additional memory, but most people find the built in memory is fine – allowing between 131 and 823 hours depending on the quality setting. We can provide you with a USB cable that you can use to download your recordings to your computer, or Joe the psychology technician can put your recordings onto a USB stick if you’d prefer.
Download the user manual here.
If you would like to book one please speak to Joe the psychology technician, who will also make sure you are comfortable using it before booking it out to you.