Systems Mapping

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Articles

Alford, C. (2017) How systems mapping can help you build a better theory of change. https://blog.kumu.io/how-systems-mapping-can-help-you-build-a-better-theory-of-change-4c85ae4301a8

Madden, H. and Ohlson, I. (2 June 2020) Systems Mapping - a brief overview of what, why and how (Part 1) - https://mojdigital.blog.gov.uk/2020/06/02/systems-mapping-a-brief-overview-of-what-why-and-how-part-1/

Acaroglu, L. (2017) Tools for Systems Thinkers: The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking - https://medium.com/disruptive-design/tools-for-systems-thinkers-the-6-fundamental-concepts-of-systems-thinking-379cdac3dc6a

Published Papers: Systems Mapping

Barbrook-Johnson, P., & Penn, A. (2021). Participatory systems mapping for complex energy policy evaluation. Evaluation, 27(1), 57-79. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1356389020976153

Green, L.W., Sim, L., Breiner, H. (2013) (Eds.) Ch 9: Systems and Evaluation: Placing a Systems Approach in Context. In Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts: A Plan for Measuring Progress. Committee on Evaluating Progress of Obesity Prevention Effort; Food and Nutrition Board; Institute of Medicine. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK202498/

Grove, J. T. (2015). Aiming for Utility in ‘Systems‐based Evaluation’: A Research‐based Framework for Practitioners. IDS Bulletin, 46(1), 58-70. https://doi.org/10.1111/1759-5436.12121

Hawe, P., Shiell, A., & Riley, T. (2009). Theorising interventions as events in systems. American journal of community psychology, 43(3-4), 267-276. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10464-009-9229-9

McGill, E., Er, V., Penney, T., Egan, M., White, M., Meier, P., ... & Petticrew, M. (2021). Evaluation of public health interventions from a complex systems perspective: a research methods review. Social Science & Medicine, 113697. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113697

Peters, D. H. (2014). The application of systems thinking in health: why use systems thinking?. Health research policy and systems, 12(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1186/1478-4505-12-51

Renger, R., Atkinson, L., Renger, J., Renger, J., & Hart, G. (2019). The connection between logic models and systems thinking concepts. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 19(2), 79-87. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1035719X19853660

Rutter, H., Savona, N., Glonti, K., Bibby, J., Cummins, S., Finegood, D. T., ... & White, M. (2017). The need for a complex systems model of evidence for public health. The lancet, 390(10112), 2602-2604.

Wilkinson, H., Hills, D., Penn, A., & Barbrook-Johnson, P. (2021). Building a system-based theory of change using participatory systems mapping. Evaluation, 27(1), 80-101. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1356389020980493

Published Papers: Systems Mapping & Physical Activity/Health

Barnes, A., Black, M., Baxter, S., Furber, A., Strong, M., Beynon, C., ... & Clowes, M. (2019). Understanding public health systems: a participatory systematic review and systems infographic. The Lancet, 394, S22. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32819-3

Bellew, W., Smith, B. J., Nau, T., Lee, K., Reece, L., & Bauman, A. (2020). Whole of Systems approaches to physical activity policy and practice in Australia: the ASAPa Project overview and initial systems map. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 17(1), 68-73. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2019-0121

Rutter, H., Cavill, N., Bauman, A., & Bull, F. (2019). Systems approaches to global and national physical activity plans. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 97(2), 162. https://dx.doi.org/10.2471%2FBLT.18.220533

Pogrmilovic, B. K., O’Sullivan, G., Milton, K., Biddle, S. J., Bauman, A., Bellew, W., ... & Pedisic, Z. (2019). The development of the Comprehensive Analysis of Policy on Physical Activity (CAPPA) framework. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-019-0822-5

Image from: Rutter, H., Cavill, N., Bauman, A., & Bull, F. (2019). Systems approaches to global and national physical activity plans. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 97(2), 162. https://dx.doi.org/10.2471%2FBLT.18.220533
Image from: Bellew, W., Smith, B. J., Nau, T., Lee, K., Reece, L., & Bauman, A. (2020). Whole of Systems approaches to physical activity policy and practice in Australia: the ASAPa Project overview and initial systems map. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 17(1), 68-73. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2019-0121
om: Bellew, W., Smith, B. J., Nau, T., Lee, K., Reece, L., & Bauman, A. (2020). Whole of Systems approaches to physical activity policy and practice in Australia: the ASAPa Project overview and initial systems map. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 17(1), 68-73. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2019-0121

Resources

OMIDYAR Group (2017) Systems Practice Workbook https://oecd-opsi.org/toolkits/systems-practice-workbook/

Penn, AS, Barbrook-Johnson, P (2019) Participatory Systems Mapping: A practical guide. CECAN toolkit. Available at: https://www.cecan.ac.uk/resources/toolkits/

Egan M, McGill E, Penney T, Anderson de Cuevas R, Er V, Orton L, White M, Lock K, Cummins S, Savona N, Whitehead M, Popay J, Smith R, Meier P, De Vocht F, Marks D, Andreeva M, Rutter H, Petticrew M. (2019) NIHR SPHR Guidance on Systems Approaches to Local Public Health Evaluation. Part 2: What to consider when planning a systems evaluation. London: National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research https://sphr.nihr.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/NIHR-SPHR-SYSTEM-GUIDANCE-PART-2-v2-FINALSBnavy.pdf

Software & Mapping Tools

PRSM - https://cress.soc.surrey.ac.uk/prsm/ [see Barbrook-Johnson, P., & Penn, A. (2021)]

https://www.diagrams.net/ - diagrams.net: easy to use and edit but doesn't allow automated analysis.

Kumu - https://kumu.io/

Miro - https://miro.com/

Vensim - https://vensim.com/

STICKE from Deakin Uni - https://sticke2.deakin.edu.au/#about

SimpleMind - https://simplemind.eu/

yED (https://www.yworks.com/products/yed)

NetDraw (Borgatti, 2002)

Gephi (Bastian et al., 2009)

Free Online Tools

Open University. Systems thinking. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/engineering-technology/systems-thinking-free-courses

John Hopkins University (Coursera). Systems thinking in Public Health. https://www.coursera.org/learn/systems-thinking

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