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an important part of his family background, since culture overlapped with family 30% of the
time, but culture alone was a more significant concept than family alone with culture appearing
without a mitigating factor 22 times or 29% of the time.
Rankings of Color Coded Concepts for the Family Doctor
Concept #Coded Rank
Culture 76 1
Personal perceptions and goals 72 2
Family 56 3
Educational system 52 4
Money 40 5
Mentors 19 6
Note: The concepts helping and language are not included in this participant's coding
Personal perceptions and goals had the second most frequent occurrence on the supermap
with 72 cells coded as personal perceptions and goals. Personal perceptions and goals had the
highest single influence, appearing as the only influence on the supermap 39 times or 54% of the
time that a cell was coded personal perceptions and goals.
While the Family Doctor said that family had the greatest influence on his educational
path, the concept ranked third, as indicated in Table 2. About 75% of the cells coded as family
had some other mitigating influence, so while family was a major influence on the Family
Doctor's educational path, the influence of family was tempered by other influences such as
culture, which intersected family 17 times. In fact, only 14 cells were coded as family only.
System, defined as the educational system, ranked fourth on the supermap, but many of
the cells that were coded as the educational system were also coded as another influence. Only
15 instances of cells coded as educational system had that coding only. Concepts such as money,
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