The process is simple: start with the subject of your research question in the center, then:
- In the space around the central concept, write words or phrases for any relevant subtopics.
- For each of your focus subtopics, add related terms/concepts to your map.
You can use concept mapping software from Bubbl.us or Coggle.it to create your concept map. Pencil and paper also work.
Example of a mind map on Will Smith's body in science fiction films