What in the Wordle?
I’m a big fan of Wordles. Wordles are graphic representations of the frequency of words in any text (on a web page or in a document). The graphic above is a Wordle of my entire dissertation. Larger words appear more frequently than smaller words. You can actually get an idea of what my dissertation is like by looking over the Wordle. Click on the graphic above to view a larger version of the final Wordle or click through to see a gallery of all my dissertation Wordles.
I’ve known about them for a long time but it wasn’t until my friend Andrew Seaman talked about them that I was inspired to apply them to the chapters of my dissertation. From that point on I made a Wordle as a graphic for posts about my dissertation status. Just for fun, here’s a gallery of Wordles based on text from my dissertation (chapters 5, 6, 7, 9, the defense draft, and the final approved text).
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