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Applied Concept Mapping : Capturing, Analyzing, and Organizing Knowledge - Brian Moon

Applied Concept Mapping

Capturing, Analyzing, and Organizing Knowledge

By: Brian Moon (Editor), Robert R. Hoffman (Editor), Joseph D. Novak (Editor), Alberto Canas (Editor)

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The expanding application of Concept Mapping includes its role in knowledge elicitation, institutional memory preservation, and ideation. With the advent of the CmapTools knowledge modeling software kit, Concept Mapping is being applied with increased frequency and success to address a variety of problems in the workplace.

Supported by business application case studies, Applied Concept Mapping: Capturing, Analyzing, and Organizing Knowledge offers an accessible introduction to the theory, methods, and application of Concept Mapping in business and government. The case studies illustrate applications across a range of industries-including engineering, product development, defense, and healthcare.

The authors provide access to a free download of CmapTools, courtesy of the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, to enable readers to create and share their own Concept Maps. Offering examples from the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, Brazil, Scotland, and The Netherlands, they highlight a global perspective of this dynamic tool. The text is organized into three sections:

  1. Practitioners' Views-supplies narratives, guidance, and reviews of applications from career Concept Mappers
  2. Recent Case Studies and Results-presents in-depth examinations of specific applications and their results
  3. Pushing the Boundaries-explores what's possible and where the boundary conditions lie

Applied Concept Mapping facilitates the fundamental understanding needed to harness the power of Concept Mapping to develop viable solutions to a virtually unlimited number of real-world problems.

Prefacep. xi
Editorsp. xiii
Contributorsp. xvii
Introduction and Overview of the Bookp. xxi
Practitioners' View
Applying Educational Tools and Ideas in the Corporate Worldp. 3
Skills in Applied Concept Mappingp. 23
Concept Mapping in the Analysis and Design of Cognitive Systems: A Historical Reviewp. 47
Concept Maps: Tools to Enhance Executive and Team Effectivenessp. 67
Concept Mapping on the Road: Applied Business Concept Mapping in Software Implementation and Training Consultingp. 93
Recent Case Studies and Results
Using Concept Maps to Improve the Practice and Organization of Intelligence in Canadap. 109
Common Lexicon Initiative: A Concept Mapping Approach to Semiautomated Definition Integrationp. 131
The Use of Concept Mapping in Ecological Management: A Case Study Involving Grassland Ecosystems in Victoria, Australiap. 151
Influencing the Business Model and Innovations of a Research Organization through Concept Mappingp. 169
Concept Mapping Ecosystem Goods and Servicesp. 193
Concept Mapping in Corporate Education: Experiences at PetrobrĂ¡s Universityp. 215
Using Concept Maps within the Product Design Process in Engineering: A Case Studyp. 229
Improving Organizational Learning with Concept Maps: A Business Case Studyp. 253
Pushing the Boundaries
Conceptual Mapping as a First Step in Data Modelingp. 277
Concept Mapping in Virtual Collaboration Environmentsp. 293
Vying for the Use of CmapTools in Corporate Trainingp. 317
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9781439828601
ISBN-10: 1439828601
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 7th February 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1