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Product XSight, N6, NVivo 7, NVivo 8, NVivo 9, NVivo 10 for Windows 
Question How do I cite NVivo, XSight or N6 (NUD*IST) 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 9 software.
Example 2: John Citizen used QSR International’s NVivo 9 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: NVivo qualitative data analysis software; QSR International Pty Ltd. Version 10, 2012. 

Note, use the same format for NVivo 9, released in 2010; NVivo 8, released in 2008; for NVivo 7, released in 2006; and NVivo 2, released in 2002.


Reference for XSight: XSight qualitative data analysis software; QSR International Pty Ltd. Version 2, 2006. 

Reference for N6: N6 qualitative data analysis software; QSR International Pty Ltd. Version 6, 2002. 

Note, use the same format for version 5, released in 2000 and version 4, released in 1998. 

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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