I attended an inspiring workshop led by Dr Steve Hutchinson on the strategies of highly effective researchers, run by teh Graduate School at UEL. He is a great advocate of concept mapping. I was sceptical, as I am far more of a linear planner and thinker, but I have given it a go. Concept map
I was surprised by the links and parallels that I have identified within my topic, and I can see scope for this in future writing and planning.
Now- back to my assignment!