How to Install NVivo

NVivo is a data organization and visual representation tool designed for analysis of qualitative data (e.g. questions and interviews) and quantifiable data (e.g. demographics), gathered primarily from social media. Researchers can store, organize, categorize, and visualize their data to uncover insights into trends, make new connections, and ask more questions for investigation.

Drexel-Owned Computers

Windows 10 Users

  1. Open the Windows menu.
  2. Select Microsoft System Center.
  3. Launch Software Center.
  4. Select Applications from the menu on the left.
  5. Select the installer for NVivo.
  6. Select Install.

macOS Users

  1. Browse to Applications.
  2. Launch Self Service.
  3. Sign on using your Drexel credentials.
  4. Select Applications from the menu on the left.
  5. Locate the installer for NVivo.
  6. Select Install.


Personal Computers

  1. Browse to https://software.drexel.edu.
  2. Sign on using your Drexel credentials.
  3. Select the directory that describes you.
  4. Select the directory that matches the operating system installed on your computer.
    • Windows 10 Users
      a. Select NVivo.
      b. Select NVivo12.
      c. Select the installer to download it to your computer.
      d. Browse to the location where you downloaded the installer.
      e. Launch the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
    • macOS Users
      a. Select NVivo.
      b. Select README.txt.
      c. Follow the directions within this document.