How to Visualize Qualitative Data with Colored Phrases

Apr 13th, 2021 / Data Visualization
Wondering how to visualize your qualitative data? Maybe you’ve got open-ended survey responses, focus group notes, or speech transcripts. Qualitative data visualization can bring our words and phrases to life. I created a tutorial on using colored phrases to visualize qualitative data. In this tutorial, you’ll learn: 1) the first time I ever used colored phrases to visualize qualitative data; 2) my favorite examples of colored phrases; and 3) practical tips for using colored phrases in your project.
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Three Ways Intentional Data Viz Has Elevated My Work

Sep 26th, 2019 / Data Visualization, Reports
Are your dot plots due for an update? Do they depict the data in a positive and easy-to-understand way? Kathy Dowell shares how to spruce up your dot plots so that your audience is engaged and going away informed. She highlights that your report cover makes all the difference in engaging your audience or your report landing on a shelf unread. Kathy, a student of Ann’s, shares how being enrolled in Ann’s courses was just the inspiration she needed to take her work to the next level.
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How to Visualize Qualitative Data

Sep 25th, 2014 / Data Visualization
Are you looking for ways to display your qualitative data? The vast majority of data visualization resources focus on quantitative data. In this article, let’s look at some of your options for qualitative data visualization, like word clouds, photographs, icons, diagrams, and timelines.
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Ideas for Interactive Focus Groups

Jun 1st, 2012 / Data Visualization
My teammate and I are running a focus group in a couple weeks. The group will be large (about 17 people) and will be with working professionals (mid-20s through mid-40s). We’d like to add a few interactive elements to this focus group so that people have a variety of ways to express themselves, move around, and have some fun. Here’s our running list for activities to use during interactive focus groups.
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Facilitating Focus Groups vs. Facilitating Other Types of Group Discussions

Apr 16th, 2012 / Data Visualization
A lovely side effect of building an organizational culture of learning is that there’s a huge demand for qualitative research like interviews and focus groups but there’s not internal evaluators to facilitate them. As I’ve trained others, I like to emphasize how facilitating a focus group is different from facilitating other types of group discussions (like after-school workshops for teenagers or GED classes) that our staff members are already great at leading.
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