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Why use NVivo for your literature review?

The UPenn library can be a excellent source of research tips. From http://pennwic.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/nvivo-for-literature-reviews/ I found this excellent post.

Anuja Cabraal

Whenever I tell people that I have used NVivo for a literature review, they always want to know more! Writing a literature review is so much more than simply reading and writing. In fact, there is even a blog dedicated to dealing with literature reviews for academics and PhD students.  While there are tools such as Endnote and Zotero that help with citations, there are few tools to assist with the sorting, categorising and grouping of the literature, which are essential parts of the process of writing a literature review. This is where CAQDAS (Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software) can help, and the one I’ve used, and found particularly useful, is NVivo.

The main benefits I have found so far:

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