Institute for Software Research
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Joel H. Levine*, Kathleen M. Carley
Center for the Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems
Socio-cultural cognitive maps (SCMs) are the best-fit network model to the set of underlying node to variable data. SCM's permit objective visualization of the network, inference about the impact of changes in the underlying conditions influencing the nodes, and comparison of disparate data. This report details the process of creating and assessing these SCMs. First a general introduction is provided and then a step by step guide based on a cognitive walkthrough is presented.
*Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire