Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes.
Strength of the method:
To be considered:
Read about the rationale of the brief factsheets (in comparison to method profiles of the td-net toolbox) here:
Location in td process phases:
|In the beginning of a td process to better understand the actors interacting in the research area, in ongoing td activities to clarify the linkages between and influence of different actors|
Bridging thought styles:
The tool helps to induce discussions on different viewpoints between participants and on different ways of having and using power. By making viewpoints and power relations explicit, it makes them a topic for a group discussion. That way, it also fosters the sense of ownership of the network analysis amongst the group members.
Time required to implement the method:
Group facilitation skills
Convener & participants:
Convener: Facilitator/researcherParticipants: Stakeholders, researchers