Ripple effect mapping: A "Radiant" way to capture program impacts

Debra Hansen Kollock, Lynette Flage, Scott Chazdon, Nathan Paine, Lorie Higgins

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Learn more about a promising follow-up, participatory group process designed to document the results of Extension educational efforts within complex, real-life settings. The method, known as Ripple Effect Mapping, uses elements of Appreciative Inquiry, mind mapping, and qualitative data analysis to engage program participants and other community stakeholders to reflect upon and visually map the intended and unintended changes produced by Extension programming. The result is not only a powerful technique to document impacts, but a way to engage and re-energize program participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5TOT6
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

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