By organizing the concepts into various illustrations, it is possible
to get a better understanding of how events are connected.
Sometimes they describe a cause-effect relationship.
Other times, they depict a sequence of events. In many instances, it
is hard to find a beginning so they form a cycle. Finally, in many of
the chapters, the relationship describes an outline with some things
nested in others.
The following displays are used to graphically relate
concepts to each other:
Spider Web: Main conceptarea in the middle
with attributes circling around
Cause-Effect or Problem-Solution: Two areas
arranged left-right or top-bottom
Fishbone: A single concept with other concepts
following, each with their own attributes
Cycles: A series of concept areas arranged
in a circle with the beginning and end connected
Hierarchy: A series of nested concepts, each
indented within previous concepts
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