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HSL Digital Union Software

What This Software Does

NVivo is used for qualitative data analysis. This software can be used to organize and analyze data from interviews, notes, and image and audio files. 

How Can I Use This Software?

NVivo is a useful data management tool but not a method of analysis. The software offers a way to organize data and allows users to make sense of the data during the process of analysis. This software is mostly used for coding large data sets in order to help create themes and patterns and search through the data.


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Technical Requirements

NVivo is available for Mac and Windows (XP or later, Vista SP or later, Windows 8 or 10) users. However, the Mac version is missing some features that the Windows version includes. The software requires 2 GB RAM or more.