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4.2 Cognitive mapping

25 maps were created in total, with 11 maps by Roar groups (two in Gallowhill, four in West End and five in Sherwood Greenlaw), six by Create Café and eight by the Star project:


Table 6- Summary Analysis of Cognitive Maps



Roar

Star

Create

Number of Maps

11

8

6

Types of map: Annotated printed map (A)

Mind map (M) Own plan(O)

(A) 1

(A) 0

(A) 1

(M) 2

(M) 4

(M)1

(O) 8

(O) 4

(O) 4

Average number of

items drawn

20

18

9

Most number of

items drawn

40

31

19

Least number of

items drawn

3

12

3

Depiction of self in

map

0

1

0

Source: Analysis of practice-based research maps, adapted from factors discussed by Gieseking (2013, p.717)

The participants were eager to look at cognitive maps which others created, and much conversation took place around the details contained in the maps. This was a useful starting point for later digital storytelling activities, particularly among Roar, suggesting that a continuous or longer session may be desirable and that these two research methods are particularly complementary.


 

4.2.1 Personal meaning in cognitive mapping4.2.2 Map styling4.2.3 Classifying asset trends in the cognitive maps4.2.4 The geography of personal cultural worlds