A Venn diagram is a drawing, in which circular areas represent groups of items sharing common properties. Venn diagrams can be used to collect social data by using circles to show the links or relationships between different parts of a community or institution. A Venn diagram in the context of a VCA is used to examine similarities and differences between institutions, partners, people and issues in a community and to identify problems and possible solutions. Venn diagrams are especially relevant for institutional analysis as they can help to identify specific organizations that could be involved in implementing a community action plan or specific risk reduction projects.
Use it to…
Clarify the different interest groups, institutions and decision-making patterns.
Show the claims people have on others during a period of hardship and how institutions, both internal and external, operate to provide resources during an emergency.