Methods

  • 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.
  • Author: 
    Crowdsourcing is a new phenomenon in which an organization calls upon both professionals and amateurs on the internet to help solve a problem, design a product, or analyze large amounts of data at a lower cost and often greater quality and speed than through conventional research and development methods. Purpose...
  • Since the emergence of the so called Web2.0, internet technologies have greatly expanded the possibilities for people to interact and discuss; but how many times have we found ourselves trapped in endless debates about everyday facts? Social networks have greatly contributed in re-shaping the idea of online interactions, but their...
  • Author: 
    -- Delegated Voting -- Also called Proxy voting or Liquid_Democracy Imagine delegating your vote on health issues to a trusted family physician. And that she gives all the votes delegated to her second year medical ethics professor. And by checking on your physician's web page you can see how your...
  • Method: Deliberation

    Author: 
    Definition The term deliberation describes a communicative process with the goal of finding solutions to given problems. Definitions of deliberation vary greatly from very open conceptions that basically include any kind of talk to conceptions that focus on a rational discourse and specific ways of expression. These different notions of...
CSV
Subscribe to Methods