Using NVivo v.2
NVivo, originally called NUD.IST Vivo, was a complete rewrite and redesign of QSR's original CAQDAS program, NUD.IST, although for a while both were supported and developed. Version 2 of NVivo was brought out in 2002 along with Merge for NVivo which allowed two or more projects to be combined. NVivo jumped from version 2 to version 7 in 2006 partly to maintain the sequence of versions from NUD.IST 6, whose development then ceased. Version 7 kept the underlying approach of NVivo 2 and extended its functionality but the program interface was substantially changed.
QSR no longer sells NVivo 2 but it still supports it. NVivo 2 projects can be migrated to QSR's latest program, NVivo 8. The guides to its use are preserved here for those still using the program.