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Qualitative Data Analysis: Home

This guide provides information and guidance for researchers interested in conducting qualitative data analysis.

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Staffed Hours: Spring 2020

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Licensed Qualitative Software Access

ATLAS.ti 8 Windows

You can find Atlas.TI 8 for Windows in the Data Services Lab on the 5th floor, south side, of Bobst Library. If you are off-campus, you can use the NYU Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) to access ATLAS.ti. Alternatively, you can always purchase a license on the ATLAS.ti website.

NVivo 12 Windows

You can find NVivo 12 for Windows in the Data Services Lab on the 5th floor, south side, of Bobst Library. Alternatively, you can always purchase a license on the NVivo website.

Qualtitative Support

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For your qualitative data analysis needs, Data Services supports NVivo and ATLAS.ti software applications. Currently, NVivo and ATLAS.ti  installed on computers in the NYU Bobst Library's Research Commons on the 5th floor.  ATLAS.ti is also available on the Virtual Computer Lab for NYU students.

Warning regarding the VCL: Please be sure you are familiar with successfully saving your when working on the VCL before you begin coding.  We have several incidents of loss to data due to issues in saving materials, therefore it is best for users to export the project bundle if they want a copy on their personal computer. We recommend you access the VCL using Chrome or Firefox, given we have had issues with the Safari browser.

Instructions are here for Atlas.ti users, who will need to export their project bundle to Apporto's desktop, which will then allow them to download the file to their computer.

Library workshops

We offer a number of classes each month, which can be found at: For help deciding which qualitative data analysis software to use, attend our general monthly information session:  What Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) Software to Use?

In-Person Consultations You can also make an appointment to meet with a qualitative data specialists by yourself or with your group via this appointment form:

Service Guidelines

Whom we can help: 

  • Consulting services are limited to current NYU students, faculty, and staff. 
Services we provide: 
  • One-on-one consultations for specific technical questions related to the usage of Atlas Ti, Nvivo, and Taguette. 
  • Embedded classes for large group instruction of qualitative data analysis tools. 
  • Monthly workshops that provide an introduction to NYU-supported software.
Types of Assistance not covered by our services: 
  • Methodological support regarding the type of qualitative research design used, and coding standards, best practices for qualitative research, etc. 
  • Assistance on homework or projects related to coursework. 
  • Ongoing consulting with large scale qualitative research projects.