Visualizing Social Science Research: Maps, Methods, & Meaning
Presenting basic principles of social science research through maps, graphs, and diagrams, this book shows how concept maps and mind maps can be used in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research, using student-focused examples and classroom based activities.
Chapters explore how these tools can be used to plan research projects, "see" analysis strategies, and assist in the compilation and development of written research papers.
The book integrates theory and practice of concept mapping in a concise and readable format, with easy to follow examples and activities.
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Chapter 1 Visualizing Social Science Research
Theory Definitions and Approaches
Using Concept Maps in Quantitative Social Science Research
Using Mind Maps in Qualitative Research
Theories Models and Measures
Using Maps and Diagrams to Organize Write and Reflect on Research