Researching With NVivo


  • Fiona Wiltshier QSR International



NVivo, QSR, qualitative software


This paper is based on a project created for the KWALON conference in April, 2010. Due to time constraints and the lack of research experience of some of the people working on the project, we took a team based approach to develop the analysis, and focused on descriptive coding. This paper addresses both the items for reflection in the "instructions for developers" and the research question posed. Though the analysis of the data was done using software which enabled more to be done than would otherwise have been the case, it is argued that the results obtained are influenced by the researchers themselves, and factors such as the time available, rather than the software itself. URN:


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Author Biography

Fiona Wiltshier, QSR International

Fiona WILTSHIER is the QSR Training and Research Consultancy Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She has a background in qualitative research but now focuses on conducting training and consultancies around the region to support users of QSR software.




How to Cite

Wiltshier, F. (2011). Researching With NVivo. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12(1).