MELBOURNE, April 21 /CNW/ - A French version of the world's leading
qualitative data analysis software, NVivo 8, was launched globally today.
The release, by developer QSR International, gives French speaking
Canadian users access to NVivo's powerful multimedia analysis tools for the
first time. The software is already used by academic, government and
commercial organizations in more than 90 countries.
QSR International CEO John Owen said that while NVivo has always been
able to work with data in any language, until now its interface has only been
available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Japanese. He predicted
the addition of the French and German language options would lead to greater
"For those using NVivo 8 software to manage global projects, it means
they can work in their own language but use the same methodology and process
as their overseas colleagues. It allows the world's best minds to work
together, whether they're pursuing important health or social research,
undertaking content analysis or evaluation, or extracting business
intelligence," he said.
NVivo 8 allows users to upload and analyze video, audio, images and text
side-by-side. The software can be used to test out theories, identify trends
and cross-examine information. Professional models and charts can be created,
and NVivo project files and results can be shared via mini websites - even
with those who don't have NVivo. The software can also identify the work of
individual team members even after separate projects are merged.
The English version of NVivo 8 is already used widely in North America
including by the Community-University Research Alliance on Work-Life balance
of Télé-university, at the University of Quebec. French and English speaking
workshops on using NVivo 8 are already planned for 14-15 May 2009 in Montréal
Québec researcher Sylvain Bourdon, of the Université de Sherbrooke, has
welcomed the release.
"I have been using QSR software for 15 years and have watched it become
more powerful, yet more convivial and easier to use. The new localized
versions are taking this another step ahead. They will make NVivo easier to
teach, learn and use in French and other non-English languages."
NVivo 8 can be purchased directly from QSR or online at
www.qsrinternational.com/quick-order.aspx. Locally, the software will be
available through QSR International partners - see
For a free 30-day trial of NVivo 8, visit
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