6 ideas for displaying qualitative data

This blog post from Ann K Emery looks at six different ways to display data to facilitate ease of reading and comprehension. She uses a number of examples to clearly demonstrate how each method should be used and why it is so effective. 


  • Word Clouds
  • Showcasing Open-Ended Survey Data Beside Closed-Ended Data
  • Photos Beside Participants’ Responses
  • Icons Beside Descriptions and Responses
  • Diagrams to Explain Concepts and Processes
  • Graphic Timelines


Emery, A., K., (2014). 6 ideas for displaying qualitative data. Retrieved from: http://annkemery.com/qual-dataviz/

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