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Diagramming for development 2: exploring interrelationships

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Diagramming for development 2: exploring interrelationships

Diagramming for development 2: exploring interrelationships, is a free course that introduces you to the diagramming techniques of Influence diagrams, Multiple Cause Diagrams and Cognitive Maps. Using a case study project based in Africa, this unit illustrates the powerful use of systems diagramming for international development management. This is a companion course to Diagramming for development 1: bounding realities.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe and discriminate between three different diagramming techniques for exploring inter-relationships
  • appreciate how each technique can be used to explore a complex situation, issue or problem
  • use particular diagramming techniques for brainstorming ideas and concepts associated with complex situations
  • analyse relationships and links between variables in development intervention
  • diagnose strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats associated with development intervention.

First Published: 19/02/2013

Updated: 17/06/2024

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