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.