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 balances1)Reed, M.S., Graves, A., Dandy, N., Posthumus, H., Hubacek, K., Morris, J., Prell, C., Quinn, C.H. and Stringer, L.C. (2009) Who’s in and why? A typology of stakeholder analysis methods for natural resource management, Journal of Environmental Management 90, 1933-1949.

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.

Use in decision framework

Stakeholder analysis

Input

  • Identified stakeholders
  • Semi-structured interviews
  • In conjuction used with social network analysis

Outline

Output

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

Experiences

No experiences available yet.

Footnotes   [ + ]

1. Reed, M.S., Graves, A., Dandy, N., Posthumus, H., Hubacek, K., Morris, J., Prell, C., Quinn, C.H. and Stringer, L.C. (2009) Who’s in and why? A typology of stakeholder analysis methods for natural resource management, Journal of Environmental Management 90, 1933-1949