Evaluation tool – Word clouds

Analysis technique – Word clouds

What is this tool?

Word clouds are a fun and useful way to easily visualise common themes from data provided by participants in their own words.

What kind of activities can I evaluate with it?

Though not technically a detailed analysis technique, word clouds allow you to easily identify data patterns from participants responses. They are straightforward for anyone to use, making them particularly useful if you haven’t used much qualitative data before.

When should I use it?

This tool will help you analyse your data after an event.

What do I need?

  • A file containing the responses provided by your participants
  • Access to a computer and the internet.

There are plenty of free resources to create your own word clouds available online; two of the best are: https://www.wordclouds.com and http://www.wordle.net

Let’s get started…

Go to the Word clouds analysis technique worksheet

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