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Technical and Research Skills: Techniques

Deliberative Methods

2 ½ hour

Deliberative methods are increasingly popular in the social sciences as a way of engaging citizens and other groups in the research process. This session provides an introduction to principles that underpin deliberative methods and an overview of some of the more common ways in which deliberative research can be organised. Topics to be discusses include theories of deliberative democracy, their relationship to qualitative methods and the principles of the citizen jury as an exemplar of deliberative research. Participants will gain a critical appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of deliberative methods and an awareness of the practical challenges they present.

The workshop will be particularly relevant for researchers pursuing policy-based research in which public consultation or engagement is important.

26 March 2014

Room 0.27B, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road
14:00 - 16:00

Provider: UGC
Target Group: RS & PGR