We were tasked with creating a mind map in a group, writing down everything we knew about skate boarding. As a team of four we had quite a wide range of knowledge between us which led to a lot of things being written on the mind map. There’s a whole culture dedicated to skateboarding, there are games, films, documentaries and sports events which includes competitions.
To find out more information in order to create a more detailed mind map, I use a website called Google Scholar which is a more academic version of google.
You can narrow your search and find easier results by using truncation symbols and boolean operators such as AND, OR and NOT. By adding these into your search it reduces the amount of results that appear and allows for a more specific search into the subject your researching. For example, by adding AND in between skateboarding and culture it will show all all results that have any relevance to them both.
The image below is the mind map after I did more research into skateboarding.
The mind map above is after I did some more research into skateboarding. I found that by using Google Scholar and doing some research I found much more about the history of skateboarding. I found out about the way it came about and what initially started the sport, how it started off as a small hobby people did in within a small community and is now being introduced into the Olympics.
There is a big difference between our knowledge at the beginning of this task and now we have finished looking into the histories and stories of the subject of skateboarding.