Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – Palm Center Argument Maps

New ways to visualize information make the research so much more interesting.  And, so it is very appealing to see what the Palm Center at U.C. Santa Barbara does for the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell debate.

“Using the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC)‘s Public concept mapping or Cmap Tools, the Palm Center’s Research Director, Dr. Jeanne Scheper and the Palm Center’s Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Nathaniel Frank are collaborating on mapping the key arguments related to the gays in the military debate.”

These “Argument Maps” cover a wide range of topics related to gays in the military, from privacy to health to foreign militaries.  These very useful charts will soon be fully interactive according to the site.

If you visit the site, you’ll find other useful (and traditional) resources on this topic, too.  They recently posted a legal memo outlining the Pentagon options in dealing with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.  They also have a blog, a short bibliography, a list of web resources and more.

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About Erika Wayne

Erika V. Wayne is deputy library director and lecturer in law at Stanford Law School. Along with George Wilson, Kate Wilko and Paul Lomio, Erika Wayne has co-taught Advanced Legal Research for 3 years. Erika's interest in Open Access dates back to the 1996 when she helped in the development of the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse -- the first court designated internet site for public posting of securities litigation filings. And, she hates to pay for *anything* that should be free. She has a law degree from Penn and a library degree from Illinois.

1 thought on “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – Palm Center Argument Maps

  1. Hi,

    Thanks for taking note of the Palm Center’s argument maps – I am pleased to find that people have identified this resource and are putting it to good use! The work to get the maps interactive is ongoing – and so far not ready yet! But this inspires us to keep at it.


    Indra Lusero
    Palm Center, Assistant Director

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