25 <strong>Topic XXV. Scenario Planning</strong>
Topic XXV. Deliberative Polling
- Another approach to getting groups of people to come together to make decisions, in a process where the integration of facts and values is scaffolded.
- In the two classes of this week, we try out an approach to random-sample-representative decision-making, using a panel of experts to answer questions generated by small deliberative groups, each with a moderator. We also have a presentation from the professor who developed this technique, describing its use around the world. One example topic we have used is Fracking for Natural Gas.
- Addressing the Question: How should we use science to make better decisions?
- Exemplary Quotes
- Cautionary Quotes: Mistakes, Misconceptions, & Misunderstandings
- A. ATTITUDES
- Be optimistic about the possibility of integrating the perspectives and insights of both experts and stakeholders in forming effective policies with community buy-in.
- B. CONCEPT ACQUISITION
- Deliberative Polling: A system of decision-making wherein a representative group of stakeholders come together, exchange and discuss information, question experts, and poll their individual opinions at various points throughout the session.
- C. CONCEPT APPLICATION
- Recognize problems which could be resolved effectively using deliberative polling.
- Plan deliberative polls, including:
- a. Identifying relevant stakeholders.
- b. Identifying relevant experts.
- c. Identifying important types of factual information & questions.
- d. Proposing appropriate questions to ask in the polls.
- Suggested Readings & Reading Questions
- Gene Drive briefing materials: [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_EA4iR4N6XTR6yFbAY4MybDNfblAPF0w/view?usp=sharing]
- Please write a question about the briefing materials (the assigned reading) that you would like to ask an expert. It should demonstrate that you've done the reading.
- Clicker Questions
- Discussion Questions
- Class Exercises
- In the two classes of this week, we try out an approach to random-sample-representative decision-making, using a panel of experts to answer questions generated by small deliberative groups, each with a moderator.