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Constructing arguments

20 February 2009

Delib, the online opinion research and e-consultation company set up by Bristol graduates, has launched an interactive argument-mapping tool

Delib, the online opinion research and e-consultation company set up by Bristol graduates, has launched an interactive argument-mapping tool that enables users to form comprehensive arguments on the subjects that inspire them.

The idea for aMap stemmed from an aim of ‘making arguments more accessible and encouraging deliberation, debate and participation’. Company director and founder of aMap Chris Quigley (BA 2000) explained: ‘Everyone has opinions, however, many people don't understand how effective arguments to support them are structured. The idea of aMap is to aid people in forming strong arguments, whilst grappling with the topics that they find the most interesting, educational or fun.’

The aMap website currently provides a space for users to create and share their own argument maps.