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POSC-108: China: Continuity and Change


This guide will help you find evidence for your policy memo. Use the menu on the left to find suggested resources and starting points for your research.

Concept Mapping

A concept map is a visual organization/representation of knowledge. Concept mapping:

  • Uses free association
  • Aids in developing questions
  • Reveals themes and patterns
  • Helps identify gaps and connections

Concept maps can look very different! Here's an example of a concept map for a policy memo about urban migration issues:

concept map with details filled in about hukou registration system


Concept Mapping Handout