Australian Developer Launches French And German Qual Analysis Software Versions

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World's leading qualitative data analysis

software launched in French and German

French and German versions of the world's leading qualitative data analysis

software, NVivo 8, were launched globally today. The releases, by developer

QSR International, give French and German speaking 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


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 collaboration.

“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 import and analyze video, audio, images and documents 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. 

Mr. Owen said all of NVivo 8’s functionality will be available to French and German

speaking users and they will be able to switch seamlessly between French, German,

Spanish, Simplified Chinese and English interfaces and support materials at any time,

without affecting their projects.

Québec researcher Sylvain Bourdon, of the Université de Sherbrooke, predicts the move

will deliver greater insight for his French speaking colleagues.

"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 and will make NVivo easier to teach, learn and use in French

and other non-English languages. Not having to sidetrack into another language to

interact with the software during the analysis process is bound to free up the cognitive

and intuitive processes that can be reinvested in smoother and more creative



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Montréal social science researcher and consultant, Didier Dupont agrees.

“While the English interface appears familiar at first sight…file, edit, view…the process of

querying and analyzing information is delicate and subjective. The French version of

NVivo will allow researchers to analyze their materials with confidence, precision and

rigor," he said.   

NVivo software is used in analysis projects around the world and has wide ranging

applications across virtually every field, including academia, evaluation, social science,

market research, sports and medicine. Users include the Chronic Poverty Research

Centre, Progressive Sports Technologies, Children’s Hospital Boston, Policy

Studies Institute (UK), Country Fire Authority (Australia), Universität Münster, the

GRACC-CeRIES at the Université Lille 3, and virtually every major university in the

United States, Europe, and Australasia.

Researchers such as German born Dr. Bettina van Hoven – who is now based in the

Netherlands at the University of Groningen - have welcomed the move.

"It's always an advantage to be able to work in your own language. For German

researchers, the release will give them access to leading functionality, including the

ability to manage projects across teams in Germany and around the world," she said.

French born research fellow, Dr. Christel McMullan, of Queen's University Management

School in Northern Ireland, agrees.

"Conducting data analysis in my native language, French, will be easier and more

practical. It will also be a great opportunity to help French academics to network and

develop their research more easily."

The French and German translations are part of QSR International’s strategy to make

qualitative data analysis software available to non-English speaking researchers


NVivo 8 can be purchased from QSR by contacting the company directly or going online Locally, the software will be available

through QSR International partners. Find their details at

For a free 30-day trial of NVivo 8, visit


Please note a media backgrounder on QSR International follows.


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Media backgrounder: 

Quick facts about QSR International

QSR International has offices in Europe, North America and Australia.

The company is the world’s largest qualitative research software developer. 

The company is also the first to deliver qualitative research software programs in

Japanese and Simplified Chinese.

QSR’s flagship products – NVivo and XSight – are sold in more than 90 countries.

More than 400,000 customers use QSR software and more than 500 organizations hold

site licenses for its products.

QSR customers are drawn from the academic, government and commercial sectors and

its largest geographic markets are Europe, the United States and Australasia. 

QSR International has patents pending on a range of unique technological inventions.

QSR is the most published software developer in the qualitative research field - its software

is cited in textbooks, research literature, journals and blogs worldwide.

QSR International is the only developer in its field to earn Microsoft Gold Partner status

and ISV competency.

All QSR software developers are Microsoft Certified Professionals and all software testers

have International Software Testing Qualifications Board certifications.

An early adopter of emerging technology, QSR was amongst the first software developers

in the world to utilize .Net and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express. The company was

also the first in its field to develop software using Microsoft XP guidelines and to receive

Microsoft’s Certified for Vista accreditation.  

QSR won the Information and Communications Technology category at the Governor of

Victoria Export Awards in 2008, 2006 and 2001. It was highly commended in the same

category in 2004 and 2002. The company was also selected as a finalist in the

Applications and Infrastructure Tools category in the 2007 Australian Information Industry

Association (AIIA) iAwards and its XSight software was selected as a finalist in the 2007

MRS/ASC Technology Effectiveness Awards in the United Kingdom.

While QSR International was formally established in 1995, the company has its origins in

1981 – when the first software product, NUD*IST, was developed. 


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