Training School 1: Concept Mapping Webinar & Tutorial (Event 3 & 4)

By: Dr. Ciaran MacDonncha
Co-Chair, DE-PASS
University of Limerick

DE-PASS in partnership with Concept Systems Inc and PAfH (Physical Activity for Health Research Cluster, University of Limerick, Ireland) are now inviting members of DE-PASS to register for the following Summer Training School event/s: 1) Group Concept Mapping Webinar & Tutorial or 2) Group Concept Mapping Webinar ONLY.


Please note if you want to attend the in-depth tutorial you must also attend the webinar. Places are limited at these events so please only register for these events if you have a strong interest in concept mapping as a research methodology.


Registration closes midnight Tuesday 21st September.


Concept Mapping Defined:

Concept mapping is a methodology which effectively gathers, integrates and visually and numerically represents the composite thinking of a group of relevant and expert stakeholders around a complex social phenomenon e.g. the determinants of physical activity behaviour, intervention and policy implementation needs. The conclusions of a concept mapping exercise can be used to inform new theory development, to design new and effective interventions, policy and programmes, to inform evaluation methodologies and to increase our understanding of the nature, structure and interaction of factors pertaining to societal processes. 


Date & Time of Group Concept Mapping Events:

  • Group Concept Mapping Webinar Thursday 23rd September 13.00 – 16.30 (GMT); 14.00-17.30 (CET).
  • Group Concept Mapping Tutorial Thursday 30th September 13.00 – 15.30 (GMT); 14.00 – 16.30 (CET).


Event Registration Links:

  1. Group Concept Mapping Webinar and Tutorialto engage in the tutorial it is necessary that you also attend the webinar. Please register using link below – the link takes a small amount of time to open, please create account with your email and a password, record your account details:


2.  Group Concept Mapping Webinar ONLY Thursday 23rd September 13.00 – 16.30 (GMT); 14.00-17.30 (CET). Please register using link below:


Event Details

Webinar 23rd Sept:

  1. Foundations of Group Concept Mapping (GCM) in social and organizational research
  2. Planning, design, engagement, implementation elements of GCM; as a partner to the research design
  3. The GCM checklist:  Inputs, activities, outputs, uses in academics and social/organizational research.  Examples of how results are used for policy implementation 
  4. Common and unique applications of GCM: a. Standard uses b. Demonstrations of unique adaptations, extensions of GCM
  5. groupwisdom™’s tools and techniques for analysis and results development. 
  6. Format:  lecture, smaller discussion, breakout rooms, guided questions.


Tutorial 30th Sept:  

  1. Basic review of GCM method and groupwisdom™
  2. Applying GCM to solve wicked problems: using GCM to confront and solve challenges contexts, cultures and crises
  3. Advanced analyses:  Reliability Estimates in Sorting and Rating data

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