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NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It's designed to help organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured, or qualitative data like: interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content.

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NVivo review by Dylan H.
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"Great tool for phone interviews!"

What do you like best?

I like how easy it was to categorize my call transcripts. I also appreciate how I can go back and load previous categories on new transcript. This software goes the extra mile in offering a complex working environment while also eliminating the hassle of most complex software. I have used multiple transcription softwares before for text analysis and NLP; NVivo tops them all in creating value for your team.

What do you dislike?

I do not like how difficult it is to work on the same document or transcript with team members. I think that there should be more options for editing a file, similar to having the ability to redline a document in a word document. Although this many not be an option, I found it very difficult to view my working file on other devices. I wish that NVivo had a PDF option where I could view-only. I think that with this view-only option, the software would still be able to maintain the exclusivity of a pay for software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to learn all of the features to Nvivo by watching the tutorials - it will pay off!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a reliable software to preform qualitative text analysis. The complexity and features of the software have created great value for our team.

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"Useful tool for qualitative research "

What do you like best?

It keeps the coding process less messy than what I would do in pen and paper/excel files. I also like that feature that allows me to see the codes in one place.

What do you dislike?

It appears that the software uses a lot of spaces and power on the laptop, which creates a lot of heat. When conducting data analysis, I tend to open other files (i.e., word documents). It could be because of that, but my computer sometimes shut off all of sudden.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would appreciate if a little bit less expensive options, especially for graduate students. They need to start learning these softwares to be ready for research projects, but it's not easy for them to buy the license unless they get research funding.

Currently, the Dedoose (spelling) appears to be the common software to use among grad students, due to the low price, and lower requirement for making commitment on the software. Unless we know for sure that we want to keep using the software for a long time, 600-700 is not an easy amount of money for people to pay.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can send the NVivo file to my collaborators. The easiness to share the analysis as well as the ability to incorporate pictures and video into analysis are the strength of NVivo. At the same time, it sometimes limits the users and easiness to share because of the price... not everyone can afford the software at their own expenses.

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NVivo review by Emma D.
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"Overall positive and useful software"

What do you like best?

The programme is intuitive and easy to learn. I used it for my MSc thesis, and found it a useful tool to identify and group important data points, and collaborate on my research with my professor. Qualitative analysis of large texts can be a challenge, and this really helped to streamline the whole process. It was quick and easy to assign a data point to a node, and this could then be reviewed either as a part of the whole text, or alongside other data points within that cluster.

What do you dislike?

It could be frustratingly slow at times with lots of lag, especially when scrolling through a large text. The search function likewise ran slowly, to the point where I sometimes would not use it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a very useful product, especially if you are doing textual analysis or qualitative analysis of any kind of written discourse. Being able to select data points thematically and group them together allows you to see patterns you might miss.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

N/A, I used it for academic purposes and do not currently work for a company that uses NVivo.

NVivo review by Hayden J.
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"Limited experience but fairly easy to use"

What do you like best?

I really liked the ease of access to basic data entry and interpretation. I enjoy the design of the product - a simple, mid-2000s interface that runs smoothly and does not have unnecessary bells and whistles. Also, it offers user-interface programming!

What do you dislike?

Due to limited experience, there were so many components it seemed a little overwhelming. The product is still very new, and there will always be upgrades ready to be made. I did have multiple instances with the product crashing although it could have been computer related.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely recommend watching video tutorials or reading websites that might have tutorials, instructions, or tips on how to navigate and use NVivo. I can only compare it to Atlas.ti, but I would prefer to use NVivo over Atlas.ti if I were to use it in a business setting. I hope that the company makes strides sooner rather than later to rise to the top of the qualitative analysis applications.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have only used NVivo in a classroom setting, but it seemed to have many potential benefits for business. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to export and import data to Microsoft Excel AND SPSS.

NVivo review by Ellen S.
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"Ethnic identity publication project "

What do you like best?

The best thing about NVivo is the ability to collaborate across organizations and research groups, in order to compare and contrast notes and findings.

What do you dislike?

Until recently, NVivo lacked the interface to allow at a glance coding placement on screen in an easily accessible place. While other products have had these capabilities for some time now, NVivo figured out how to integrate these capabilities into its unique approach to qualitative data analysis. These features are quite helpful in the ability to toggle back and forth between coding, parsing the data into topical subject areas and cross referencing. Data analysis is enhanced through the ability to view coded topics in various formats, and this feature contributes to the strength of analysis.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Any good researcher will evaluate tools and processes necessary to the project. Among the research tools considered, NVivo can be particularly helpful with small business users, and the software is widely used in government, education and not for profit research.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Real world researchers in NGO or not for profit settings generally lack funding to purchase new software for each project. The ability to collaborate across organizations and pool staffing resources without incurring new expenses makes researching and publishing easier.

NVivo review by khalipha a.
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"A bit Confusing, but worth it When you pass the learning curve"

What do you like best?

What I like about Nvivo is the various options you have to import different data types. It is very handy when it comes to handling and analysis qualitative data, most especially text. Another interesting feature on Nvivo is the data visualisation options such as word clouds and word trees. They help when trying to summarise and give a general picture about a large amount of text.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the interface can get a bit confusing, most especially for new users. I also find it confusing when moving between tabs like from the nodes section to other sections like visualisation (word clouds)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Nvivo for analysing my research data. I also use it to analyse responses I get from my students during one to one sessions when they write a summary of their feedback at the end of sessions.

NVivo review by Rocirys R.
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"NVivo, fantastic tool for the organization of any project."

What do you like best?

Currently in the field where I work job is handled a lot of information, which is essential to keep these data organized, I have been able to achieve thanks to NVivo. This tool has allowed me not only to organize, but also to analyze the texts regardless of the format that comes from, editing texts for the construction of reports, among others.

What do you dislike?

NVivo turns out to be a little complicated at first because it has a lot of functionalities which has cost me to adapt, but every day I discover a little more about this wonderful tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Indeed this application meets all my expectations, it has a very friendly graphical environment, and as I use it I discover new things about it. It is an application that is worth discovering and implementing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This application has allowed us to visualize graphically a lot of information and that was of great importance for the teamwork, but most important the organization of the data for a thorough analysis and for the creation of reports.

NVivo review by User
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"NVivo for nutrition policy research "

What do you like best?

NVivo makes it easy to code transcripts and surveys. I like that Nvivo is easy to learn/use and the data can be viewed in many different ways.

What do you dislike?

I have heard coworkers complain about NVivo sometimes crashing or not saving their work. Because of this everyone using Nvivo is recommended to save two versions of their project; one in the shared drive and one on their private drive or desktop. Another minor complaint is sometimes extra text is pulled into the areas that I code. This can make viewing the data by node a little messy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Overall I would recommend NVivo for analyzing qualitative data. I have heard that my coworkers prefer another software, but I only have experience with NVivo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coding qualitative interviews efficiently and objectively. Using nodes and running queries is helpful to organize and understand the data.

NVivo review by Ashleigh H.
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"NVivo - Effective Tool for Qualitative Research "

What do you like best?

NVivo was fairly easy to interface with in order to code lengthy interviews to uncover common themes. As several coders were each coding all of the interviews to attain a level of inter-rater reliability, NVivo also facilitated this process.

What do you dislike?

It would have been helpful to be able to visualize what the other coders had created as categories while I was coding. Enhancing the ability to view this would have saved time and lots of additional meetings for revisions and consolidating the thematic codes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

NVivo is a very helpful tool for qualitative research. It is fairly accessible and intuitive and does not require extensive training for research team members in order for them to join projects and participate in thematic coding.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NVivo was used for a qualitative research study at a large research university.

NVivo review by User in Higher Education
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"research flexibility"

What do you like best?

I really like the flexibility of program to accommodate different modalities and there have been improvements in the software to go with with my research needs. It helps me to see things differently in ways that I had not thought possible.

What do you dislike?

Nvivo can be expensive and I've had a hard time convincing others to buy it to use in labs. It can also be hard to merge with other co-workers projects, particularly those who are working with Mac computers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do the trial to figure out if it will work for you

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problem it solves is how to keep different parts of the project together and view it differently in ways that I had not imagined before and is useful for poster presentations.

NVivo review by Alexander O.
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"NVivo Review"

What do you like best?

As a graduate assistant, NVivo was very user friendly. I was assisting with multiple work-site sodium reduction programs in which I utilized NVIVO to transcribe and analyzed qualitative data to identify themes and attributes to include in data reports. It was easy to navigate the interface and provided adequate settings for additional information related to troubleshooting.

What do you dislike?

Truthfully, there wasn't anything that I disliked about using this software. The software is user-friendly and doesn't require much troubleshooting. If there are issues, the software provides sufficient information to be able to navigate it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The University of Texas at San Antonio used the software to analyze qualitative data to articulate interviews and provide information to reduce sodium intake on work-site premises.

NVivo review by Internal Consultant in Professional Training & Coaching
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"nVivo for sentiment analysis"

What do you like best?

This is an excellent software for theme analysis and sentiment analysis in open-ended survey responses and interviews. The latest updates have improved the processes immensely.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice if the software made it easier to run comparisons between the open-ended response items and the quantitative items in a survey. It's very easy to compare text responses across the dataset, but inter-item correlations are tricky to get to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Watch the tutorial videos and search for additional training on YouTube before beginning. Database setup (the spreadsheet file) is absolutely critical to getting the software to work effectively.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use nVivo for customer satisfaction survey data. It is great to work with, but takes a lot to get used to.

NVivo review by User in Education Management
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"Works for Team Research Projects"

What do you like best?

The multitude of features and options, the ability to adapt your NVivo experience and tailor it to what you need from the program to come to analysis you are looking for. Ability to have multiple people coding, with clear distinctions in who coded what portion, as well as the various ways to visualize your data, analysis, and coding. I also really like the AutoSave feature.

What do you dislike?

The downside of my use of NVivo was how it did sometimes crash unexpectedly, resulting in a loss of work. Also, it was sometimes difficult for Mac and PC users to collaborate, due to the change in file formats, or, even it does work, it is not time effective. The program also has occasional glitches.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are considering NVivo in your place of work, set up and require and provide detailed instructions and tutorials for all of those considering the product. This product is great for analysis and deeper qualitative studies, but does have a bit of a learning curve. Many features are extremely handy, useful, or just plain neat, but you will need to know how to find them. NVivo does have great keyboard shortcuts available, which I always made use of, which enabled me to work efficiently and productively.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to work on a research team, do large scale analysis, have a commonality in research meetings and clear procedure for finding what we want from our datasets. The benefits have numerable, it was essentially how we were able to complete our research and come up with a basis for a paper.

NVivo review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"For qualitative analysis, NVivo is the best tool I've found."

What do you like best?

It's very user friendly and aside from being a great tool for qualitative analysis, it is also a great tool for LEARNING qualitative analysis. It's interface is very conducive to learning how to code textual data. In addition to aiding in the learning process, once learned, it was easy to use. It's a tool that helps quantitative data tell a more well-rounded story.

What do you dislike?

I did not come across anything that I strongly disliked during my time using NVivo. I do recall having a bit of an issue with uploading another person's qualitative data/coding into my program for cross-analysis, but not a glaring enough problem to stand out to me now looking back.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool for qualitative analysis. Highly recommend in a research setting where qualitative data is of value.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used NVivo for global health research and it gave me insight to the context of my quantitative data. It really helps the data tell a story.

NVivo review by User
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"Intuitive to use"

What do you like best?

It's easy to get started and to figure out the basics for a project. I appreciate how easy it is to develop nodes and to keep the data organized. I haven't used all of the features (e.g., importing images, videos), but it's a great way for me to analyze my interview data.

What do you dislike?

It's hard to share projects with colleagues in different physical locations. Transferring files isn't easy. For example, I was working on a project with a colleague and we weren't able to figure out how to share NVivo files electronically. We contacted the help staff at NVivo and their advice wasn't helpful. We tried sharing the files through several cloud services, but we could not upload them successfully. I think if NVivo could figure out a way for collaborators (who work in different physical locations, on different networks) to share files this would make the project much better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm in academics. I use this program for my research. I do a lot of interview research and this program is helpful for me to manage my datasets, run reports on my data, visualize it, and so on. Eventually, I will use this program to teach my students how to conduct qualitative research. Even though I'm early in my career and have used this project sporadically, it's my favorite.

NVivo review by User
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"Very useful for qualitative research"

What do you like best?

Good tool for organizing qualitative research. I used it for organizing notes from interviews and focus groups and was able to use it to inform survey questions and publishing results in a more quantifiable way. double checking of data is also possible, which is very handy if you are publishing your results.

What do you dislike?

I can't say I had any problems with it. But I am not an advanced user so improvements are possible.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your company can pay for it, definitely get it if you do qualitative research but would like to organize your notes and thoughts in an easily verifiable way. I'm not sure if I would get it if it wasn't paid for by the company but i actually do not know how much it costs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interview and focus groups information organization and publications. If you want to have it all in one place, this tool is very useful for these purposes.

NVivo review by G2 User in Higher Education
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"Time consuming with great results!"

What do you like best?

I really like NVivo's easy to use interface, as well as its output. I think it is valuable to have a way to turn qualitative data into some sort of quantitative output so that is neat. I also like that you have control over what main ideas you put into groups, it's not automated.

What do you dislike?

Setting up a project still is a little time consuming. Although the software uses key words and phrases to group, I've found I've had to still check all the comments for error in grouping, etc. Also I've had some trouble with crashing, but mostly when I started using it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NVivo allows us to take student and staff responses and turn them into number based ideas. We place a high value on qualitative data, but didn't really have a place or way to use it prior to NVivo software. Now, we can organize and utilize the data to make positive policy and program change.

NVivo review by User in Research
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"Perfect for Qualitative Analysis Review"

What do you like best?

I really love how user friendly NVivo is. It's easy to switch between Macs and Windows platforms. I love that I can import my codebooks and can easily code things quickly. The data visualization tools are also very easy to use.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that can be frustrating with NVivo is sometimes when I am switching back and forth between .a Mac and a Windows that the files take much longer to load on a Mac.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I switched to NVivo from Atlas.ti because it's faster and more affordable to use. My team and I are looking to use this software to quickly completely qualitative data analysis.

NVivo review by Tyler B.
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"User-friendly and interactive"

What do you like best?

I appreciate that the program takes the old-fashioned practice of sticky notes and highlighters for textual analysis and provides a modern version of this in a technologically-appropriate way (i.e. flagging and color coding thematic observations). I further appreciate the ability to import textual data rather than having to manually input it.

What do you dislike?

The word count feature is unreliable for discerning themes within textual data--however, it may be improved if expanded to include phrase restriction in the search criteria options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used this technology to work with Student Affairs data at a large, +30,000 student university. It helped to organize and manage large amounts of qualitative data.

NVivo review by User
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"Makes Research Easy - Just Ignore the Bells and Whistles"

What do you like best?

For NVivo, I like how easy it is to keep all of my data together and searchable. I can run queries to find specific keywords and create charts of my data with ease. Changing my codebook and creating parent/child codes is simple and saves a ton of time.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that I can't save my presets easily. When I create bar charts of my coded data, I always want to look at the number of occurrences versus percentiles. I have to change this setting manually for every code. I'd also like an easier way to exit the editing screen for my data. These really are nitpicks, but they're relatively annoying.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to keep my annotations, data, and coding in one place is superb. Being able to change my codebook and easily visualize my codes saves me so much time and energy.

NVivo review by G2 User
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"Intuitive and Very Helpful"

What do you like best?

I really like being about to keep my sources organized for literature reviews. I can easily code and revisit sources when I begin writing.

What do you dislike?

I would like to be able to import a list of words and have NVivo automatically search on those words. I suspect, though, that this function may not be the intended purpose of the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's easy to use. It has a very Windows-based GUI. Similar to Office Product, which made it easy to adapt to. I haven't discovered any unappealing limitations or issues. So far, so good.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Organization, organization, organization. Not only has NVivo helped me with my literature reviews, it has also been a great tool for document and text-based analysis.

NVivo review by G2 User in Government Administration
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"Easy to use. Intuitive design."

What do you like best?

NVivo is straight forward and intuitive. It's easy to train staff to use, which allows short term staff (e.g. graduate research assistants) to help with the coding workload.

What do you dislike?

No real complaints. The program runs well and operates as expected. It would be interesting to see NVivo add some data visualization tools to the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

NVivo was straight forward and easy to use. It required little training to get up and running. Graduate research assistants had no trouble learning it on the fly. Anytime I have an opportunity to include transcripts or other qualitative data in my research, NVivo is my go to software program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used NVivo to code interview transcripts from people at several sites across the US who were implement nutrition and physical activity programs. The data we received from these sites had great information, but was highly unstructured. Reviewing the transcripts in NVivo allowed us to identify patterns between the sites that would have otherwise been missed. NVivo gave us the tools to add context to our quantitative data and capture the changes going on at each site more completely. We were able to gain insight into some of the more nuanced changes that occur leading up to policy changes at the local and state levels.

NVivo review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"NVivo Review"

What do you like best?

It was reliable in the sense that information was never lost. The ability to code information was uncomplicated without running the risk of being oversimplified and missing detail. I was never concerned that the software would ever lose data, which was a huge relief when storing so much important information.

What do you dislike?

The system was slow moving, often took a long time to load information which slowed down work efficiency. The platform was not as intuitive as it maybe could have been.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NVivo allowed for information to be stored all in one place. Streamlining the process of interview coding, transcribing, etc. all in one place. Benefits also included the ability to work on a team using NVivo it allowed for collaboration more readily.

NVivo review by User in Research
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"NVivo in Diverse setting "

What do you like best?

It is very user friendly and aesthetically pleasing. I find NVivo to be very intuitive and as a social scientist I have been able to get my clinical science colleagues to use NVivo. My favorite feature is the coding comparison which allows us to work as a team to collaboratively and accurately code text.

What do you dislike?

Some of the logic is not clear - I struggle to find certain reports after I run them and save them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please make a better set of help docs/sites. I have intermediate to advanced questions and your forums do not help.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NVivo fills our void for text-based analysis and allows us to use our interview and focus group data for more sophisticated purposes.

NVivo review by Joey R.
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"NVivo "

What do you like best?

The ability to pull together multiple file types from in one place to build a complete story with different forms of research

What do you dislike?

There's definitely a learning curve to NVivo and it's not as widely adopted as other software packages.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NVivo allowed us to analyze thousands of survey comments that we would have to rely on several staff to do. The text analysis gave us clear themes to work with and give the marketing team direction for a new campaign.

NVivo review by User in Research
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"Qualitative HIV research "

What do you like best?

The ability to quickly pull specific codes was helpful in pulling quotes for manuscripts and data reports.

What do you dislike?

It's a lot of front-end work that I wasn't convinced was worth the result. For the amount of money we paid for the subscription I didn't feel like the resulting utility of our code structure was radically different from when we used code in Microsoft Word or Excel. Also the inability for multiple users to code simultaneously was a bit painstaking to work around in comparison to Dedoose.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NVivo has been useful as adding an air of credibility to our qualitative methodology in grant proposals and manuscripts, but honestly I have yet to realize it's full benefit during analysis.

NVivo review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"NVivo allowed for my research team to effectively and efficiently conduct qualitative research."

What do you like best?

I like the Word Trees and word maps the most. I also utilized the word search querys.

What do you dislike?

I wish there had been more of visual displays and applications to display the data. The word maps and tree was great but I'd like to see more visuals or charts with number representations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Create more visual displays and maps, watch a video before hand to see if it's right for your company

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was solving doing thematic content analysis on large sets of data, specifically interviews. NVivo creates an efficient and effective way to explore, observe, and describe qualitative data. It allowed my team to better organize the data which saved us so much time.

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"Nvivo user for public health evaluation in both governmental programs as well as academia."

What do you like best?

NVivo is very user friendly - without formal training in the software I was able to utilize NVivo's features to accurately enter, code, and evaluate my qualitative data. It was easy to import data, code it using multiple users, and analyze the results.

What do you dislike?

A downside I found while using NVivo was that your methods of coding do have to be very similar - if one person codes a paragraph, but others just sentence, it can definitely have an impact on your percent agreement - best to sort out methods ahead of time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used NVivo to analyze qualitative data from focus groups. It was quick to use and user friendly.

NVivo review by Rachel S.
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"NVivo Review"

What do you like best?

It was easy to use and made qualitative research simple.

What do you dislike?

I feel like there were features of NVivo that I was not utilizing because I did not know about them, and I could not find any training that NVivo offered.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use if you are interested in text analysis. It makes text analysis easy and can save you a lot of time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used NVivo to conduct text searches for keywords.

NVivo review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Awkward at first but gets easier once you get the hang of it"

What do you like best?

My favorite feature is the Word cloud for presenting qualitative data .Also, it is pretty easy to to create nodes and sub-nodes. I have not used the analytic part yet, so the jury is out on that.

What do you dislike?

Nvivo icons to execute commands to code interview transcripts are not immediately intuitive. Also, I wish there was a quicker way for assigning interview text to node/sub-node categories. NLP is just not very good. If you can, you should get transcription services.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Text Analysis feature is pretty good. NLP feature needs more work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In healthcare research, we use to manage, code and analyze qualitative data such as interview transcripts.

NVivo review by Mofida A.
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"I do not have much experience using NVIVO"

What do you like best?

It can be used on Macs and Windows software, it is good for qualitative analysis, and it is a lot of built in functions for coding

What do you dislike?

There is no portable versions, if one needs to use it on another computer, it is expensive, and there are minor bugs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to code and color code nodes throughout qualitative work, it can analyze audio data along with text data

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"Used this at university- will continue using for my own projects"

What do you like best?

It's great for coding and running queries. It's relatively straightforward to use and is easy to pick up.

What do you dislike?

The plugin for switching files from Mac to PC on a team is very finicky.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have your team work solely on Mac or PC. Switching between systems is difficult.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're using it for a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the Ronald McDonald house in New Orleans.

NVivo review by Anam B.
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"A good tool for qualitative analysis but needs to have more collaboration features"

What do you like best?

The fact that I can analyze coding themes created by different people and verify the consistency through kappa scores

What do you dislike?

That there is no collaboration feature, that you have to merge files manually from different file systems to get a real analysis.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were doing qualitative analysis of transcribed user interviews using nvivo to create themes and sub themes to come up with design deliverables

NVivo review by G2 User in Higher Education
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"Excellent product for qualitative data"

What do you like best?

When you input data it can show you the frequency of different words, and create a word cloud to visualize that frequency level. I recently found this really helpful on a project we were conducting.

What do you dislike?

I didn't bother with any of the tutorials, and just jumped right in. It wasn't as intuitive as I would have liked, and spent more time on trial and error.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give this software a try, you'll be happy with the new ways it helps you explore your qualitative data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used it to take a qualitative data set from a large group of our employees and see what the trends were, and develop a "why" statement for our department.

NVivo review by Edward M.
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"Qualitative Research based "

What do you like best?

The software was relatively easy to access and navigate.

What do you dislike?

It could be slow at times. This may have been a result of the hardware that I had access to at the time, but it slowed down the process to a standstill sometimes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It was used in a research setting to analyze large amounts of confidential documents. The benefits were largely realized.

NVivo review by Christine W.
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"Used NVivo at work to sort phrases into distinct categories"

What do you like best?

I liked how easy it was to use and if you made a mistake you could easily go back.

What do you dislike?

I used this software when the nodes, etc. were set up for me, did not work at creating the nodes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using it to do quantitative and qualitative analysis on home health admissions processes. the data is still being analyzed.

NVivo review by Anna S.
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"Adaptable Analysis software"

What do you like best?

helpful for a variety of analytic approaches

What do you dislike?

The visual layout is not the most intuitive to me. As a visual person, it takes a lot of set-up and practice to understand the most effective way to visualize the organization of nodes and attributes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it illuminated how little different agencies are using big data in their established governance processes and policies

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"NVivo is a great software "

What do you like best?

- for the most part it's very intuitive and user friendly, it didn't take me too long to figure it out

- i like that my coding is color coded

- seeing my coding structure on the side of the screen is very convenient

What do you dislike?

- I haven't used the matrix option too much did not seem intuitive

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do the tutorials before starting to use it they are very helpful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it in research to code my data from interviews or surveys. It makes summarizing large amounts of information very easy and helps me figure out key themes.

NVivo review by Dr. Melvin J. Rivers D.
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"A Qualitative Study Using A Qualitatively Quantified Analysi"

What do you like best?

I asked the right questions to get to the root cause of problems in an organization. Envivo is a great tool to gather information and discover the emerging themes which come from that information.

What do you dislike?

I don’t like when executives and managers in the organization takes soundbites and present them as facts. I am a qualified

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Employee Percep

NVivo review by User in Market Research
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"It was a very useful tool to analyze qualitative data."

What do you like best?

I like that you could compare multiple transcripts at the same time. It was super useful for analyzing qualitative data. I also like that you could highlight certain quotes from different transcripts and oragnize them into the sections of the outline of the report.

What do you dislike?

There was not really anything that I dislike about the product. I dont recall there being real training to our team from NVIVO. But my learning and Development team created a basic training.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving our clients problems and providing them the data to make strategic decisions.

NVivo review by Sarah J.
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"I used NVIVO while in school to analyse data. "

What do you like best?

NVIVO was really simple to use and unlike other programs I used to use it doesnt crash in the middle of using it.

What do you dislike?

I did not have any issues with NVIVO while I used it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NVIVO helped me quickly analyse data I collected for a school project and determine any patterns/ understand the data.

NVivo review by User in Research
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"NVivo for applied linguists"

What do you like best?

The color coding feature. The fact that you can attribute colors to certain codes is great.

What do you dislike?

The visual display of all passages coded. At first I was a bit overwhelmed by the way the codes were displayed. I thought that they could be presented in a clearer and more visually appealing format. So you can easily distinguish between different coded passages.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I specifically like the team functionality. I work a lot with other researchers and RA and being able to code together is a tremendous advantage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I code interview data

NVivo review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Research
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"Nvivo is an efficient tool for coding and analyzing research data."

What do you like best?

I used Nvivo for analyzing my research data. I had 16 semi-structured interviews which I transcribed and coded using the program. I liked the color-coding aspects of the text analysis.

What do you dislike?

There was a bit of a learning curve and some of the features were not intuitive. I did not receive much training. Better access to training resources would be great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was doing academic research. Coming up with root cause analysis for certain behaviors in my field of study. The benefits were general and useful in determining future policy.

NVivo review by Hither J.
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"Text Analysis Made Easy"

What do you like best?

The ability to collate text heavy documents for analysis

What do you dislike?

The user interface was a little clunky and it sometimes took to many clicks to get somewhere. It could use some streamlining.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy information sharing is a business benefit. It used to be harder to review requests for information

NVivo review by Jesse R.
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"Energy Reporting Analyst"

What do you like best?

Great for qualitative data analysis. This makes analysis a lot easier than originally expected

What do you dislike?

So far I have had a great experience. This product has provided a lot of time savings for me.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great for qualitative data analysis. This product has saved me a lot of time.

NVivo review by Heidi R.
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"Easy to Code, Hard to Analyze"

What do you like best?

It is easy to code text or images. It is intuitive to get started coding.

What do you dislike?

Once coding is complete, it is very difficult to produce and examine quantitative descriptive stats on the codes applied.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used NVivo for qualitative coding for research projects in the past, but have now switched ti Atlas.ti, which has greater functionality for my purposes.

NVivo review by User in Think Tanks
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"Efficient for qualitative data "

What do you like best?

The ability to create themes across many resources by tagging, such as interviews and articles.

What do you dislike?

I think there should be something a bit better than the word cloud to consolidate all the themes that were selected.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sorting through large qualitative datasets can be very time consuming. NVivo helps me categorize this information and turn qualitative data into something more quantifiable, such as how many times a certain theme or sentiment came up, which helps me capture trends.

NVivo review by User in Religious Institutions
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"Small Learning Curve, Great Tool"

What do you like best?

NVivo provides a great way to easily organize themes in qualitative data, such as interview transcripts. Can create many different categories and add snippets of text to them.

What do you dislike?

NVivo is a little difficult to get used to as a first-time user.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great tool that stands in a unique gap, and you'll be glad you tried it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

NVivo is awesome for analyzing common themes in qualitative data, allowing you to compare trends across data-gathering sessions.

NVivo review by Javier L.
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"Good qualitative software"

What do you like best?

It's very seamless and quite stable (e.g. does not lag, and barely any hiccups in the program).

What do you dislike?

The lack of cloud functionality. Having to have this installed in a computer makes it difficult for cross team collaboration

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I know they provide site licenses which make it much cheaper than having to purchase individual licenses.

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"User-Friendly "

What do you like best?

I love how interactive this service is, and how interchangeable the data is with other software. It makes it so easy to share info in a user-friendly way to laymen.

What do you dislike?

There are only a few glitches and confusing items that make the learning curve for this software a bit higher.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to share information on performance and attendance far easier now that I am able to utilize this software in accordance with others.

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