Method- Knowledge mapping

Description

Knowledge mapping is a method used in conjunction with social network analysis. It involves semi-structured interviews to identify interactions and knowledge. It identifies stakeholders that would work well together as well as those with power balances (Reed et al. 2009).

Purpose

Identify stakeholders relationships to know who would work well together as well as those with power balances.

Guidance on performing this method

  • see social network analysis
  • Used in conjunction with SNA; involves semi-structured interviews to identify interactions and knowledge
  • For more information: http://www.kstoolkit.org/Knowledge+Maps

Strengths

Identifies stakeholders that would work well together as well as those with power balances

Weaknesses

Knowledge needs may still not be met due to differences in the types of knowledge held and needed by different stakeholders.

Sources

References to be fully worked out (Tara)

Further reading