Create a Word Cloud

A Word Cloud (similar to a word maps or Wordle) is a basic qualitative data analysis tool used to show common themes and topics. To generate a Word Cloud, PEARS calculates the frequencies of keywords tagged in selected Success Stories. The keywords are displayed in a graphic, and words are sized based on their frequency. Larger keywords indicate these words were used more frequently.
  1. From the PEARS homepage, hover the cursor over the Track menu and click Success Stories:
    Select Success Stories

  2. The Success Stories list displays. Click Filter and select filters to determine which Success Stories are included in the Word Cloud.
    Success Story Filter Button
  3. Once all filters are selected, click Apply.
    Apply Success Story Filters Button
    The Success Story list now displays all Success Stories that fit the filter criteria. Data from these Success Stories will be used to generate the Word Cloud.
  4. Click Word Cloud to generate the word map.
    Word Cloud Button
  5. The Word Cloud appears. Below the Word Cloud, keywords and their frequencies are listed.
    Word Cloud
    Click the Filter button to filter for different Success Stories.
    Click the Download button to download the Word Cloud as an image file.