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Topic General 
Product NVivo 8, NVivo 9, NVivo 10 for Windows, NVivo 10 for Mac 
Question How do I cite NVivo 10, NVivo 9 or NVivo 8 in my work? 
Answer

To cite QSR software products within a body of text:

It is customary to mention the company name, the software name and the software version. The type of program is optional. For example: 

Example 1: Fred Smith uses QSR International’s NVivo 10 software.
Example 2: John Citizen used QSR International’s NVivo 10 qualitative data analysis software. 

A Citation may be written in the same way as a reference to a book publisher (note, there is no need to repeat material contained within the body text). For example: 

Reference for NVivo for Windows: NVivo qualitative data analysis software; QSR International Pty Ltd. Version 10, 2012. 

Reference for NVivo for Mac: NVivo qualitative data analysis software; QSR International Pty Ltd. Version 10, 2014.

Note, use the same format for NVivo 9, released in 2010; and NVivo 8, released in 2008.

You can use the following sample formats to direct the reader to books describing QSR software: 

Sample 1: Richards, Lyn. Handling Qualitative Data: A Practical Guide. Sage Publications, London, 2005. ISBN 0-7619-4259-9 

Sample 2: Richards, Lyn. Using NVivo in Qualitative Research. London & Los Angeles, Sage, 1999. ISBN 0-7619-6525-4. 

 
Dated 21 October 2010 
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