Concept Mapping is a research strategy that helps illustrate the relationships between various concepts and ideas. Concept maps are often used in qualitative research and program planning. They act as a way to further understand problems while establishing new relationships and often engage members of a community in the research process.
For more information and a quick “how to”, please see: Concept Mapping Presentation
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