Sensemapping is a hybrid method (both qualitative and quantitative) for Research, Monitoring & Evaluation.
Sensemapping is a further development of both The Sensemaker approach and Most Significant Change, which are in their turn forthcoming from qualitative evaluation methodology ('Fourth generation Evaluation').
Sensemapping is now adding mapping of the group to be researched as well as a thoroughly organised participative methodology and the use of video (where possible) to the Sensemaker and MSC approaches.
Sensemapping is combining the hybrid (qualitative and quantitative) approach of The Sensemaker approach with the highly participative approach of Most Significant Change with a (computer based) network analysis (hence sensemapping) as well as the use of video where applicable. It is also possible to use tablets for quick and easy surveys and yielding graphs and morphs for a better understanding of the tendencies in the research (quick overview of results).
Sensemapping is first and foremost a Research Methodology .
It can thus be applied in (stand-alone) Research, Baseline studies, Monitoring, Evaluations, etc.
In this 'projects' section we provide four examples.