Navigation Pane (left side)
Data - Research materials to be coded and analyzed
Codes - These contain the concepts and any defined relationships between concepts that will be applied to the research materials.
Cases - the units of analysis in your study. For example, cases would be people if the study was centered on analyzing interviews. Each person will be displayed along with the numbers of files and references coded with the person's name.
Notes - stores notes taken during research
Search - stores any saved queries and query results. Results can be exported and examined outside of NVivo.
Maps - stores any visualized maps created in the Explore section of the top toolbar. NVivo contains a number of different map types, some which maps underlying relationships in the data, others that a researcher produces to identify relations between cases or concepts.
Output - stores any formatted reports that contain information about the project. NVivo contains a number of predefined reports but fully customized reports can also be built.