As a Griffith student or researcher, you have access to a variety of popular software packages such as SPSS, Leximancer and NVivo which you can use to analyse survey and interview data. 

Once you’ve successfully downloaded and installed the software, you’ll need to learn how to use these tools effectively. Thankfully, great self-help resources are available. 


IBM SPSS Statistics has extensive capabilities in statistical analysis, analytical reporting, graphics and statistical modelling. 

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Use Leximancer to conduct a thematic or semantic analysis of interview or survey data. This software also supports quantitative content analysis using a machine learning technique.  

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NVivo can help you organise, analyse and find insights in unstructured or qualitative data, such as interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content. 

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Can’t decide which tool to use? 

For advice on choosing an appropriate tool, check out this open access article comparing NVivo and Leximancer. 

It’s also a good idea to explore published research that has been done using a tool of interest. Try searching Google Scholar or Web of Science to find relevant articles. 

More resources and support 

Check out these other resources on processing and analysing data. If you are a coursework student, it’s well worth checking your Learning@Griffith course site for more resources. 

If you have a difficult or unusual issue with your research methods or statistics, our research methods advisors may be able to help. 

And, if you have any trouble downloading or installing the software, contact the IT Service Centre.