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Digital training and support

Surveys and data analysis

Explore software options for making surveys and collecting and analysing data.

Some links from this page will require a York St John Microsoft 365 login. Email Digital Training if you are unable to access them:

Survey software

Qualtrics Survey

Everyone at York St John has access to Qualtrics which is a comprehensive survey tool. Access Qualtrics at using your standard York St John University login and password.

More support is available on our help page: Qualtrics Survey.

Microsoft Forms

This is part of Office 365 and can perform simple surveys, returning the data in an Excel sheet.

Visit our help page: Microsoft Forms.

Data analysis software


NVivo is a CAQDAS (Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis System) that enables researchers to organize, analyse and share qualitative data efficiently.

NVivo is available on and off campus through AppsAnywhere. Alternatively, for higher usage projects, you may download from QSR Downloads and install on your own device. For a licence key to enable the software on your own device, contact

Digital Training can provide a limited introduction to the key features.

Visit our help page for further details: NVivo help page.


SPSS is a software package aimed at statistical analysis of data. SPSS is available on PCs through AppsAnywhere. Support for using SPSS is from tutors and specialist technical staff who can help you with the statistical requirements for particular assignments.

Visit our help page for further details: SPSS help page.


Excel will often be part of the process for analysing data.

Visit our help page: Excel help page.