Comparing dialogue mapping and causal mapping
Comparison of issues relevant to
introducing dialogue mapping or causal   Di...
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Comparing Dialogue Mapping and Causal Mapping

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A comparison of two approaches, dialogue mapping and causal mapping, for facilitating a group's thinking about a problem and solutions.

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Comparing Dialogue Mapping and Causal Mapping

  1. 1. Comparing dialogue mapping and causal mapping Comparison of issues relevant to introducing dialogue mapping or causal Dialogue mapping Causal mapping mapping to a new group Addresses basic planning questions: 1. What should we do? Yes Yes 2. Why should we do it? 3. How should we do it? Methodology provides a framework to welcome and reconcile diverse points Yes Yes of view Ongoing support tool for short term (3-4 "One shot" approach for time-sensitive Timeframe of use meetings) or long term (project life) intervention Multiple levels of maps with fine Big picture granularity Nature of maps "Snapshot" "Slow motion video" Captures thinking at a moment in time Remains current as long as used Level of technique understanding Medium: some introduction and more Low: can acquire intuitively during use required of group members guidance required Medium to high: careful design required Pre-meeting design preparation Low: can fit structure of most project to guide process toward desired required meetings outcomes Medium: group should have a common Group coherence required Any aim Medium: requires fairly open Ability to deal with social complexity High atmosphere and unity of goals Simpler structure may be easier for More complex structure may capture Other newcomers and outsiders to interrelated nature of issues more comprehend concisely

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