CONCEPT MAPPING: A PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH METHOD
This course provides hand-on training in the participatory research method known as concept mapping (cm). Cm gives community members and other stakeholders a unique chance to have their own words communicate ideas and concepts. Research participants contribute directly in the processing of this information as it directly relates to their community and intervention needs. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with example applications of the research method and to provide training related to concept mapping data collection and analysis. Discussion, interactive learning exercises, and examples of current research will be used to provide an understanding of cm and the associated strengths and limitations.