Using Excel for qualitative data analysis

This article, written by Susan Eliot for The Listening Resource, provides step-by-step guidance on using Excel as a tool to support the analysis of qualitative data for research or evaluation purposes.


  • Assumptions
  • Worksheet Template
  • Data Entry
  • Coding and Categorizing
  • An Example
  • Making Comparisons
  • Step-by-Step Guide


Eliot, S. The Listening Resource, (2011). Using excel for qualitative data analysis. Retrieved from website: