Data Visualization Toolkit: Qualitative Data Resources & Tools

Qualitative Data Resources

In this DaSy IDIO 2020 conference session, participants learned about a framework of different techniques for displaying qualitative data and heard one state’s story about using visualizations to communicate qualitative data.

Qualitative Chart Chooser 3.0. The Qualitative Chart Chooser by Stephanie Evergreen and Jenny Lyons can help determine which chart type is most appropriate for your data.

Visualizing qualitative data in evaluation research. This chapter introduces data visualization techniques for qualitative data and provides examples of visualizations in various evaluation contexts.

Strengthening SSIP evaluations with qualitative methods. This report provides a broad overview of what qualitative research methods are, as well as examples and suggestions for collection high-quality qualitative data. Additionally, the report offers examples of two states using qualitative methods for their SSIP evaluation.

Qualitative Data Tools

Microsoft Office

Although there are software programs to facilitate qualitative analyses (e.g., Nvivo, Atlas.ti; see Social Science Software for a list of open source and commercial programs) Excel, PowerPoint, and Word are familiar and available to most users and can be used to create many different qualitative displays.

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TagCrowd and Word It Out

Tagcrowd and Word It Out automatically generate word clouds based on text.

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