Musings on the use of chapati diagrams.

Publication year: 
1998

This paper describes how chapati diagramming was used with two groups at a community centre; the management committee and a Parents and Toddlers Group, to examine how each group perceived their degree of access to decision-making proesses. The author reflects on how group dynamics and unequal power relations determine what is represented. Moreover, since venn diagramming demands consensus highly individual opinions, by virtue of being represented on the diagram, can become identified as a collective representation of a particular group's 'reality' by people who did not observe the accompanying discussion process.

Source publication information
Journal Title: 
PLA notes
Volume: 
30
Pages: 
9-12
Publisher
IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London. WC1H 0DD.

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E : Miscellaneous : RRA Notes/PLA 2855