SPSS and NVivo are software programs that aid in data analysis.

SPSS is predictive analytics software that allows students to predict outcomes with confidence, so they can make smarter decisions and solve problems.

Walden is pleased to be able to offer this important resource free of charge for the duration of your program. See below FAQs for more information.


SPSS Frequently Asked Questions

NVivo is a qualitative data analysis (QDA) computer software package.

NVivo has been designed for qualitative researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information, where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data are required.

To check and see if you will need this software for your class, click the View/Print link next to Course Materials in your myWalden portal.

Walden graduate and former NVivo and qualitative concepts tutor, Jessica Dempsey, shows how to import data in NVivo software. This video is part one in a three-part series.

Demystifying the Purpose and Functions of NVivo

NVivo software is designed to help you manage and organize data that is not easily reduced to numbers. Read four tips for starting out with NVivo and learning its capabilities in our NVivo blog post!
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The NVivo program is designed to help you organize and analyze qualitative data, including information from interviews, open-ended survey responses, observations, articles, social media, and web content.

NVivo Basics (PDF)



Coding your sources in NVivo is a way to attach references to specific concepts not limited to topics, themes, persons, locations, or observations.

NVivo Coding Resources (PDF)

NVivo Customer Hub

NVivo's Customer Hub page contains the most updated information on learning to use NVivo, including research recommendations, upgrading your version, free tutorials, certificate courses, FAQs, Help & Support, and more.
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NVivo FAQs

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