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Ethics Research at UNSW

For more details on applying for ethics approval see UNSW Human Research Ethics


NVivo Software

Software that might be helpful to your research studies is NVivo Software: NVivo can be accessed both on- and off-campus. To access the licence, please send an email request to UNSW IT Service Desk requesting a QSR NVivo Licence. Free NVivo tutorials are available online. See information below regarding the NVivo workshops that the School runs.

NVivo Training - online

The NVivo training workshops will take you through the various features of NVivo12 and will be conducted over 2 separate days. During the workshops, you will receive valuable hands-on experience in coding your data using NVivo12. The workshops will be facilitated by Dr Husna Razee. The NVIVO training will mainly focus on the Windows version of NVIVO. Most features are similar in Mac, but there are some differences. If you use a Mac Husna will try to accommodate you, but she is not well versed in the Mac version. .

Attendance to the session is ESSENTIAL.

2021 Dates


Date & Time



Session 1


Thursday 10th June - 10:00am – 1:00pm



Microsoft Teams

  • Introduction to NVivo workspace and ribbons
  • Creating a new project, saving and backing up project
  • Planning for your NVivo project including preparation of data
  • Creating folders and importing documents
  • Essentials of coding
  • Annotations and links
  • Managing coding
  • Practice coding
Session 2  

Friday 11th June - 10:00am – 1:00pm

  Microsoft Teams
  • Attributes, values and classifications
  • Importing classification sheets and survey data
  • Practice with own data
  • Querying data
  • Strategies for visualising data (models/maps; exploring relationships; charts etc.)
  • Practice with own data

Frequently asked questions

Whom is this workshop for?
  • Higher degree research students enrolled in the School, who have a qualitative research component as part of their research and who are not familiar with NVivo use.

Do I need any data to do this training?

Bringing your own data is NOT essential.  The facilitators will provide data for you to practice with.  However, you will get more out of the training if you have your own data. This can be either 3-5 interview transcripts, or focus group discussion transcripts, observation field notes, documents you want to analyse, or even journal articles that you would be using for your literature review.

What do I need to bring to the workshop?

  • A laptop with Nvivo12 installed and activated.
  • Access to Microsoft Teams as the training will be conducting online using TEAMS.

How do I register for the NVivo Training?

If you would like to attend NVivo training please complete the NVivo Registration Form. Email completed form to by no later than Friday, 7 May 2021


Epi Info Software

Epi Info: The free statistics package. If you are using a UNSW-owned computer, you will need to log a request with the IT service desk for the software to be downloaded onto your computer. Tutorials are on the Epi Info website.


Contact us for more information

Postgraduate Research Officer
School of Population Health
T +61 (2) 9385 3588, F +61 (2) 9313 6185