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Getting to the Bottom of ToP

Are you asking what is the secret that makes ToP methods really work?  Or do you want to understand the steps of a particular ToP method? Getting to the Bottom of ToP is the result of a decade of work to document 50 years of development of the foundations of ToP methodology.  Wayne Nelson spent

Insight into the Process of Clustering

from a posting on the “Group Facilitation” Listserve, 24 March, 1997. Reprinted by permission of the author. Organic categories come from watching the ideas fall together into bunches through an iterative and chaotic process and then naming the bunches. Coming up with categories in advance is the technique that—on more than one occasion—I have seen