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Information for Researchers

This guide contains information about services and resources specifically for academic researchers and postgraduates at University of Canberra.

What is SPSS?

SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is a computer application for the statistical analysis of data. It allows for in-depth data access and preparation, analytical reporting, graphics and modelling.

What is NVivo?

NVivo logo

NVivo is a software application for storing, organising, and analysing non-numeric or unstructured data for qualitative research.

Self help tools (SPSS & NVIVO)

Access self help tutorials via LinkedIn Learning and YouTube: 

Workshops

Contact Researcher Development (UCReD) to find out if there are any upcoming workshops for SPSS, NVivo, or other analysis software.

Accessing SPSS or NVivo

SPSS is installed on student machines throughout campus.

NOTE: NVivo is available on student computers in Library Training Room 4 (8A13).

UC staff may also access SPSS and NVivo in these ways:

  1. Bruce campus computers 
    • load the Software Center (if using a PC, click on the Windows symbol in the bottom left and search for 'Software Center' (note 'center' not 'centre.')
    • Click on the program to install.
  2. Offshore institutions e.g. Singapore. Contact Service Desk to request access.
  3. Higher Degree by Research students can download SPSS and NVIVO from this link accessible via Home use Software
  4. Staff can download SPSS and NVIVO from this link accessible via Home use Software

Online training

SPSS Statistics Essential Training by Barton Poulson

Log in with your UC network account to access the full course (1 hr 16 min). 

Learn NVivo: The Basics by David Rivers

Log in with your UC network account to access the full course (1 hr 10 min).

NVivo - Selection of Books in the Library