Theory Mapping

Theory mapping is a technique for visually outlining scientific theory. It allows researchers to concretely display interrelations between concepts, which provides for rapid communication and easy evaluation of ideas.  Theory mapping was developed to emphasize that good science requires both reliable methods and rigorous theory. The technique is described in the following forthcoming article at Perspectives on Psychological Science.  Click the title to download it; scroll down to learn more.

How to Map Theory: Reliable Methods Are Fruitless Without Rigorous Theory