Scriptsmap: a tool for designing multi-method policy-making workshops

Fran Ackermann, David F. Andersen, Colin Eden, G.P. Richardson

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This paper reports on the development and structure of a framework - ScriptsMap - intended to facilitate the design of mixed method policy-making workshops. The ScriptsMap framework aims to provide a means of articulating and combining activities (which a script specifies) from two or more methods so that a facilitator or group facilitation team can construct, with the framework's aid, a thoughtful and careful design for a workshop. To provide an example of the framework, the combination of system dynamics group model building and group problem structuring incorporating causal mapping with the use of a Group Support System is used. The paper will illustrate ScriptsMap's structure through an example of the use of the framework in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-434
Number of pages8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011


  • strategy
  • facilitation
  • integration/mixed methods
  • system dynamics
  • problem structuring
  • policy making
  • group model building


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