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Analysing a file

Analysing a file

Analysing a file means
  • applying different filters to it, to focus on different parts of the entire causal map in order to answer different questions
  • viewing the results in different ways by clicking on different tabs in the right hand side to view maps and tables.
If you want to view / analyse a file, you will mostly apply filters using the Library and view the results in the right-hand side of the app.
Start off by analysing example-file.
 
Filters simplify your graph to help you answer specific questions, e.g. to exclude some links and/or factors from the map. So instead of seeing the entire unfiltered causal map, which can be quite bewildering, you see only part of it..
You will often apply more than one of these filters in order, e.g. first select only specific sources and then select only specific factors. There are two different kinds of filters:
Applying Filters
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Transforms
The Statements Filters are applied first (e.g. which sources do I want to look at), followed by the Transforms Filters (e.g. show me only the top ten factors).
You can drag and drop the transforms filters to change their order. Order often makes a difference.
You can also use the features of the maps and tables to analyse your map. For example, by displaying the source or citation counts on your links.