Table 4 Coding categories of the social dimension (Weinberger and Fischer 2006)

From: Supporting interdisciplinary collaborative concept mapping with individual preparation phase

Categories Descriptor and sample discourse
Externalisation Contribute to discourse without any explicit or implicit references to previous contribution
Student S: I read somewhere that migration is because if you have an increase in the world population and especially in certain countries, there is a shortage of raw materials
Elicitation Request information/feedback from learning peers
Student J: What do you mean? Migration and short of raw materials
Quick consensus building Accept a peer contribution without any modification
Student C: Yes. Migration related to shortage of raw materials
Integration-oriented consensus building Take over the perspective of their learning peers and/ or integrate different perspectives
Student S: More population means more scarcity of goods, more conflicts among themselves. So there is indeed … there is no causal relationship, but there is a correlation. That is an assumption you can make
Conflict-oriented consensus building Reject and/or repair contributions of their learning peers with further replacement, modification and/ or supplementation
Student M: Yes, but if you read those reports, it is mainly eight countries where it is growing bizarrely and the Netherlands is not one of them…
Student J: There really is a serious relationship between demographics and the increase in the world's population
Student S: I don't think that's a demographic trend
Student M: But that is a consequence of the global population increase
Student S: But then I think that is an ecological aspect
Student M: Then you can add that ecological link. I think that it is precisely this shortage of raw materials that causes migration