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Charts

You can use charts to present or explore the coding in your project. Charts can help you answer questions—for example, What are the dominant themes in this interview transcript? or How is coding spread across the different demographic groups in my project?

The Chart tab displays the visual representation of your data.

Example of a chart.

The Summary tab displays data values that were used to generate the chart.

Example of Summary tab showing the data that was used to generate a chart.

Create a chart

  1. On the Explore tab, in the Charts group, click the Chart image.
  2. Follow the steps in the Wizard, and then click Finish.

The chart is generated and displayed in Detail View.

You can use the options on the Chart tab to change the appearance of your chart.

What can I display in a chart?

Types of charts

NVivo provides a range of chart types—the available chart types vary depending on the data you have chosen to view in the chart.

Type Description Example

Bar

Bar charts are useful when comparing quantity or analyzing an increasing/decreasing trend.

Variations on this type of chart include:

  • 3-axes bar chart
  • Stacked bar chart
  • 100% stacked bar chart
  • Grouped bar chart

Bar chart.

Column

Column charts are useful when comparing quantity or analyzing an increasing/decreasing trend.

Variations on this type of chart include:

  • 3-axes column chart
  • Stacked column chart
  • 100% stacked column chart
  • Grouped column chart

Column chart

Pie

Pie charts effectively show the proportion of different parts that make up a whole.

Pie chart

Bubble charts

Bubble charts show varying density of data when comparing combinations of variables.

Bubble chart.

Heat maps

Heat maps show varying density of data when comparing combinations of variables or matrices.

Heat map.

Radar charts

Radar effectively displays direction or trend when comparing several variables.

Radar Chart