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ARTS 225: Video Ecologies: Using Concept Maps

Professor: Sarah Rara
Spring 2023

Using Concept Maps

Concept maps or mind maps visually represent relationships of different concepts. In research, they can help you make connections between ideas. You can use them as you are formulating your research question or brainstorming potential directions for a creative project. See the video and examples below.

Mind Map of a Text Example

mind map example

Credit: Austin Kleon. A map I drew of John Berger’s Ways of Seeing in 2008. Tumblr post. April 14, 2016.

How to Create a Concept Map

Credit: Penn State Libraries (CC-BY )
Run Time: 3:13