Methods

  • Creative planning is a deliberative technique often embedded within a larger participatory planning process. It's goal is to relieve participants of practical or analytical constraints so that brainstorming and idea generation can flow organically without worrying that one is straying too far 'outside the box'.
  • Method: Crowdfunding

    Crowdfunding is an alternative finance model whereby funds are sourced from a large number of individuals (a ‘crowd’). Crowdfunding has gained new popularity with online cites such as Kickstarter and GoFundMe which connect project creators directly to potential backers.
  • Thematic Dialogue Tables are used for small-group deliberation around complex or multidimensional topics. The process includes dividing or grouping 'themes' or 'areas' of a subject into manageable discussion points.
  • Author: 
    Q Method is a way of identifying shared viewpoints, discourses or narratives on a given topic. It is an interactive and reflective method incorporating both quantitative and qualitative methods to provide a robust method of studying individuals' subjectivity. A Q study involves participants sorting a set of statements or pictures...
  • Method: Pol.is

    Polis is a new way to gather open ended feedback from large groups of people. It is well suited to gathering organic, authentic feedback while retaining minority opinions.
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