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Additional Resources for NVivo
NVivo is software that helps you to work with unstructured information such as documents, surveys, audio, video and pictures. Full details are available at: http://qsrinternational.com
Yes. You can purchase NVivo directly from the QSR web site for home use, using a private (non-Massey) credit card. Various options are available.
Home use licences cannot be purchased for use on Massey-owned equipment or via Massey credit cards - licences for use on Massey machines must be purchased via ITS. See below for details on purchasing a licence for work (Massey) use.
See http://qsrinternational.com/quick-order.aspx for purchase details. Check out the currency options - the software is available in a range of currencies and it may be cheaper to purchase the licence in a currency other than Australian dollars (the default), depending on the current exchange rates.
QSR offer a free 30-day trial version of NVivo. This is the full product version. If you then want to continue to use NVivo you either purchase a Massy licence or you purchase a perpetual licence.
If you download the free version for 30 days' use and then request a licence from ITS the full annual licence fee applies.
Yes, the site licence can be used by post-graduates, staff and undergraduates.
Note: ITS can only accept departmental purchase orders raised via the TechOne system for installations to Massey-owned machines. This licence can be used on home and Massey-owned computers, but the same licence must only be active on one machine at any one time.
No. NVivo must only be installed onto machines owned by Massey University, or are privately owned by the individual. This applies to all NVivo users.
No, the full annual fee applies. If you had an NVivo licence in the previous licence year, irrespective of when the licence is renewed during the following, the full annual fee applies.
The full fee is applied as there are resource overheads in managing the full licence which are apportioned to the licence fee.
The cost per licence if buying a licence from ITS part-way through the year is the same as the annual licence cost.
No, refunds are not available. However, the licence can be transferred at no cost if another licence is required some time during the year.
Note: If a licence for NVivo has been purchased you can install via media or the web. The ITS Service Desk automatically emails details on installing via the web - the email also says how to request media if this is preferred.
NVivo can be downloaded at any time from the supplier's web site at no charge. It will work for 30 days, after which a licence must be purchased either from ITS or from the supplier to continue using the software.
To install NVivo from the web download, go to http://www.qsrinternational.com/products_free-trial-software.aspx and follow the instructions.
If you are installing the site licence version you will be provided with download details and the Licence Key when you provide payment details to the ITS Service Desk.
The site licence version must be installed to Massey-owned equipment or private (home) computers only - it must not be installed to computers owned by other organisations.
Yes, you can download a 30-day trial from the supplier web site. It is the full version. Any work done using the trial version will be accessible if the licence is purchased later.
To transfer a licence (only available for staff members on Massey-owned machines), you need to first deactivate the licence and then install NVivo on the other staff member's PC. To deactivate the licence, while in NVivo select File, Help, Deactivate License. NVivo then needs to be installed on the second PC. See the information above on installing NVivo.
Yes. NVivo can be installed on home computers, but it can only be used on one machine at any one time. If you had a laptop at home and a desktop computer at work, and wanted another person to use NVivo on your laptop while you’re using the desktop copy, this contravenes the licence agreement.
The licence does not cover installation to computers owned by other organisations, even if you intend to use the licence for Massey purposes.
Yes, however the Mac version does not have the same feature set as the Windows version. More information can be found on the QSR website.
ITS can assist with installation issues but not usage enquiries, requests etc.
You should talk to your supervisor or contact the supplier (QSR International). Training courses are run occasionally by QSR - you need to contact QSR about these, or they may be advertised via IT News or on the ITS training web pages.
There are training guides available on the QSR web site (http://www.qsrinternational.com/), for example under the Quick Links section of the QSR home page.
There is a mailing list for NVivo users - it is used, in general, to advertise when the licence renewal is due, upcoming training, changes to the licence etc. Subscribers do occasionally email usage-type queries to the list. If you wish to subscribe to the list please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the message: subscribe nvivo-users
Some Massey staff have used AtlasTI. ITS have no details on this product. The web site is: http://support.atlasti.com/
This product is not provided by ITS.
ITS is not sure if other products currently available (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Minitab) have any of NVivo's functionality.
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