Research, Publishing and PBRF

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ABout NVivo

Nvivo is a qualitative data analysis computer software package produced by Lumivero. It is not a free software. Unitec has acquired several licenses for staff and postgraduate students. NVivo works with both Window and MAC.

Some of its features include:

  • Importing data from virtually any sources.
  • Analysing data with advanced management, query, and visualisation tools.
  • Asking complex questions of data to identify themes and draw clear conclusions.
  • Achieving more robust research result in less time.

Click here for more information about NVivo.

Installing NVivo

  • Staff can make a request via the IT Self Service - see here for details
  • Postgraduate students can have Nvivo installed by contacting IT at email .

Need further help?

Please contact the Research Office if you need further help at


About R

R is a programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on UNIX platforms, Windows and Mac Operating System.

Interestingly, R was created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman at the University of Auckland. It is named after the first names of its creator.

Installing/downloading R

You need both R and R-Studio to be installed into your computer in order to to run R programming language. The links for installation are:

Need help?

Please contact Arun Deo from the Research Office if you need further help. 

Resources on NVivo

Unitec Library have limited resources on Nvivo. Some of them are listed below:

Join free webinars on NVivo and other tools as well as research related webinars organised by Lumivero here.

Resources on R

There are more than 70 titles on R programming language at Unitec Library, mostly are electronic books - see here

Selected books/ebooks are listed below:

Other resources: