NVivo provides software tools that assist researchers who need to manage and analyze qualitative and mixed methods data from the time when they start thinking about a project, through to its completion. NVivo is relevant to the task of research design in two senses: its tools contribute to the design process for a research project, and, if it is to be used also for analysis of qualitative or mixed methods data, then understanding how the software works and planning for its use at the design stage will ensure more efficient and effective use of its tools and an enriched analysis. This entry begins with an overview of NVivo and its capabilities. It then provides a detailed description of the ways in which NVivo can assist ...

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