Methods

  • Method: BarCamp

    Participatory workshops are similar in form to Open Space Technology but which make use of online platforms to increase the scope of information sharing.
  • Method: Choicebook

    Choicebook is an online survey tool used primarily by national governments to source public opinion on various policy issues. Each public consultation publicizes a dedicated Choicebook website. Participants are provided with background material on the policy issue and guided through a series of questions with fixed, multiple-choice response options. The...
  • Citizens' Reference Panels are similar in form to Citizens' Juries. They involve a relatively small group of citizens, randomly selected, meeting over several weeks or months to deliberate upon a given issue. They are usually convened by government and have been most extensively in Canada on issues surrounding healthcare.
  • Method: Co-Creation

    Note: the following entry is a stub. You can help Participedia by adding to it. Definition According to Dorthe Hedensted Lund, recent shifts in the understanding and practice of participatory urban governance has given way to a new understanding of social innovation, namely, 'co-creation'. By itself, participation can (and is)...
  • Consensus forums are similar to consensus conferences but differ in the number of participants actively involved in the decision making process. The forum setting brings together a diverse range of citizens who work in small groups to develop common points of agreements around an issue.
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