The Entity Mapper: A Data Visualization Tool for Qualitative Research Methods


In recent years, data visualization is increasingly being used to represent complex information and is mostly embedded in quantitative investigations. This article introduces an open source software tool for visualizing data that has been prestructured following qualitative research methods. The article goes on to summarize research material on current data visualization strategies in qualitative research. An example shows how the new software can be used to construct a visual data analysis through quantitative metadata and qualitative results.