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UBC Research Commons: NVivo

Booking a One-on-One Consultation

For more personalized assistance, you can request to book a 1-on-1 consultation with one of our grad student assistants for any of the following services:

  • Citation Management
  • GIS
  • NVivo
  • SPSS or R
  • Stata
  • Thesis Formatting

Please note this is NOT a drop-in service. You must book an appointment using the Consultation Request button below.

The Consultation Request form provides the possible times for each type of service.

For assistance with literature and systematic reviews, research data, etc. contact the liaison librarian for your subject.

NVivo Software

NVivo software is available for FREE for all UBC students!

Before attending one of our NVivo workshops, you must bring your own laptop with NVivo already installed on it. NVivo is not installed on Library computers.  

Workshop Materials


NVivo (Part 1) - Getting Started with NVivo

NVivo is a computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software. In this introductory workshop, you'll learn about the benefits of working with NVivo, how to set it up, the types of files you can use and how to import them into NVivo, and how to do queries, nodes, and coding.

You can download the sample material we will be using during the hands-on part of the workshop, as well as the handouts.


NVivo (Part 2) -  Classification and Datasets

NVivo's classification capabilities will help you to add demographic data to your nodes and bibliographic data to your files. Datasets allow you to import and work with tabular material from spreadsheets, database tables, surveys, and social media. If you're comfortable with the basics of NVivo - importing files, creating nodes, and coding - and would like to explore new ways of working with qualitative data, this workshop is for you.

Sample projects for NVivo 12

Sample material

Handouts NVivo 11

Workshop slides



Literature Review Using NVivo

Ethics and NVivo

Explore NVivo 11 Starter for Windows

Explore NVivo 11 for Mac


How are we doing? Let us know!

Did you attend one of our workshops or have a one-on-one consultation with a member of our team? We'd love to get your feedback!

NVivo Workshops

We offer two Nvivo workshops:

  1. NVivo (Part 1) - Getting Started with NVivo
  2. NVivo (Part 2) - Classification & Datasets

Register below for our upcoming workshops: