Scott Rosas’s new article on using Group Concept Mapping
We are pleased to share Scott Rosas’s new article on using Group Concept Mapping (GCM) to facilitate large scale, planning for after school time. Concept Systems was part of a consultant team funded by Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation (RCWJRF) to better understand what teens in the Southeast Michigan and Western New York regions wanted during after school time. The highlights for this publication are:
- Group concept mapping was used to facilitate large scale planning for after school time.
- Multi-step process for teens and adults to identify, shape, and elevate after school ideas.
- Teen Opinions Count reached over 20,000 teens and 2000 adults in 16 counties across MI and NY.
- Implemented at this scale, one needs to consider recruitment and data collection activities for GCM.
- More concrete clusters of ideas had consistently lower bridging values; more ambiguous clusters had consistently higher values.
The insights provided by this expert team of GCM practitioners is a valuable read for anyone planning a GCM project. “GCM provided an effective way to engage thousands of geographically dispersed stakeholders and generate valid findings that are understandable to non-researchers, with clear implications of the development of programs and policies.”
We are proud to support projects like this with our expert consultant teams utilizing our flagship methodology, GCM, and other tools.
Free access until June 18, 2022.