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Expert support to enhance your GCM project and improve your skills

Research Essentials

With Research Essentials, our targeted support packages, you get personalized consulting guidance to support you through the crucial steps of designing your project and analyzing the results.

Each Research Essentials package includes 5 hours of consulting time targeted to the areas where you most need help.

Project Design and Management

The keys to success for any GCM project are careful design and planning.  Our expert project design and management assistance package includes support with:

  • Focus prompt development
  • Rating and demographic questions
  • IRB/OMB considerations
  • Participant selection and recruitment
  • Maximizing participation
  • Idea synthesis
  • Timeline management

Data Analysis and Use

Brainstorming is complete, ideas are synthesized, and sorting and rating activities are finished.  Now what?  Our expert assistance helps you process your data set and interpret your results.  This package includes support with:

  • Map creation and cluster analysis
  • Setting up pattern matches and go-zones
  • Drawing conclusions from your maps
  • Identifying studies and publications to strengthen your research
  • Developing your research presentation and facilitating discussion of your results

groupwisdom™ Technical Tutorial Library

This tutorial library includes videos on how to use groupwisdom from account set up through reporting. We orient you to the key features and functionality of the software’s data collection capabilities, and showcase the software’s analysis features.

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Resource Guide

In the resource guide you will find basic information about Group Concept Mapping in an easy to use format.

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Conversations About Group Concept Mapping: Applications, Examples, Enhancements

Conversations About Group Concept Mapping: Applications, Examples, and Enhancements, by Mary Kane and Scott Rosas, takes a concise, practice-based approach to GCM. After defining the method, demonstrating how to design a project, and providing guidelines to analyze the results, this book then dives into real research exemplars.  Conversations with the researchers are based on in depth interviews that connected method, practice, and results.

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Concept Mapping for Planning and Evaluation (Applied Social Research Methods)

Concept Mapping for Planning and Evaluation, by Mary Kane and William M. K. Trochim, is a thorough, accessible guide to Group Concept Mapping for social or organizational researchers in any context. 

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