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Concept Mapping to Engage Individuals With Lived Experience: An Example From Developing a Measure of Reflective Supervision in Home Visiting

Project: Supporting and Strengthening the Home Visiting Workforce

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It is important to develop evaluation measures informed by lived experience—that is, people’s personal or professional interactions with a process or program. Concept mapping offers a rigorous approach for collecting, analyzing, and grouping data across diverse perspectives.

This brief describes the use of concept mapping to develop a measure of reflective supervision informed by home visitors and supervisors. The authors summarize concept mapping and its main steps before presenting selected results, lessons learned, and considerations. They also summarize themes from discussions with participating supervisors to better understand their experience with the concept mapping activities.

This resource builds on ongoing work to develop and define research-based conceptual models of reflective supervision and planning tools for implementation.