Reference: Catriona Kennedy, Georgios Theodoropoulos, Chris Skelcher et al., Towards a participatory infrastructure for research in deliberative democracy. In: Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford e-Research 08:OeR08.Citable link to this page:
Abstract: Deliberative democratic forums frequently involve conflicting values, policy concepts and problem definitions. Effectiveness in seeking consensus requires access to reliable information. It also poses very significant cognitive challenges due to the complexity of policy issues and the need for participants to understand alternative experiences and perceptions. Technologies such as agent-based simulation, visualisation and data mining have the potential to address some of these challenges. However, they need to be tested in realistic scenarios to allow their impact on a deliberative process to be studied by researchers from different disciplines including social science, psychology and computer science. This paper discusses the feasibility of a research infrastructure in which real-life deliberative forums can participate in experiments to help specify, test and evaluate the technologies together with researchers.
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