Integrating Influence Diagramming to Explore Visualization in Project Work

van der Hoorn, Bronte (2022) Integrating Influence Diagramming to Explore Visualization in Project Work. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases. Sage Publications, London.

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Abstract

This case describes the use of Kumu, a web-based software package, to create an influence diagram to analyze and present research findings related to visuals in project work. The study design I describe integrated an influence diagram with the traditional qualitative methods of semi-structured interviews and thematic analysis. The use of Kumu enabled me to professionally present the influence diagram and made clear the relationship between different aspects of the research findings and, ultimately, helped me to illustrate the contribution of the study to existing literature. However, the use of Kumu and influence diagramming does require careful consideration. For researchers unfamiliar with systems thinking and who lack basic programming capabilities, it is necessary to allow time for developing knowledge of influence diagram syntax and to experiment with Kumu. This case provides researchers with information to evaluate the suitability of Kumu to create an influence diagram for their research project. It also summarizes a step-by-step process to integrate influence diagramming, using Kumu, into a traditional research methodology.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2022 02:04
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2022 02:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: influence diagrams, Kumu, qualitative analysis
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3599 Other commerce, management, tourism and services > 359999 Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1699 Other education and training > 169999 Other education and training not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529601473
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47546

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