Steps methods #5 Towards repertoires of mixed methods

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Steps methods #5 Towards repertoires of mixed methods

  1. 1. STEPS Pathways Methods PART 5 Towards repertoires of mixed methods Professor Andy Stirling Co-director, STEPS Centre www.steps-centre.org www.sussex.ac.uk/spru www.multicriteria-mapping.org
  2. 2. INPUTS (aspects taken into account within practice of research or appraisal) problems, options, pros / cons, issues, uncertainties, perspectives INPUTS (things that are taken into account) Pro blems, options, pros / cons, issues, uncertainties, perspectives narrow broad closing down opening up expert / analytic participatory / deliberative Challenges for Research and Appraisal How more reflexively to inform policy and wider innovation governance? OUTPUTS (aspects that are conveyed outwards into wider discourse) ’Plural conditional’ conclusions… … if X then A … if Y then B …
  3. 3. narrow broad closing down opening up expert / analytic participatory / deliberative decision analysis Challenges for Research and Appraisal How more reflexively to inform policy and wider innovation governance?
  4. 4. narrow broad closing down opening up expert / analytic participatory / deliberative citizen’s juries Challenges for Research and Appraisal How more reflexively to inform policy and wider innovation governance?
  5. 5. narrow broad closing down opening up expert / analytic participatory / deliberative citizen’s juries participatory rural appraisal q-method deliberative mapping scientometric mapping open space multi-criteria mapping extended foresight citizen’s juries decision analysis stakeholder negotiation sensitivity analysis cost-benefit analysis risk assessment interactive modelling structured interviews narrative-based participant observation multi-site ethnographic- methods citizen’s juries consensus conference open hearings dissenting opinions Challenges for Research and Appraisal How more reflexively to inform policy and wider innovation governance? spot-the- narrative
  6. 6. spot-the- narrative narrow broad closing down opening up expert / analytic participatory / deliberative citizen’s juries decision analysis participatory rural appraisal stakeholder negotiation q-method sensitivity analysis deliberative mapping scientometric mapping open space cost-benefit analysis risk assessmen t interactive modelling structured interviews narrative-based participant observation multi-site ethnographic- methods citizen’s juries consensus conference open hearings dissenting opinions multi-criteria mapping extended foresight Power Closes Down Research and Appraisal Institutions privilege blinkered scope, marginal analysis, incumbent interests … evidence-basing, liability, insurance, agency remits, fiduciary responsibility stakeholder negotiation cost-benefit analysis risk assessment
  7. 7. narrow broad closing down opening up expert / analytic participatory / deliberative citizen’s juries decision analysis participatory rural appraisal stakeholder negotiation q-method sensitivity analysis deliberative mapping scientometric mapping open space cost-benefit analysis risk assessmen t interactive modelling structured interviews narrative-based participant observation multi-site ethnographic- methods citizen’s juries consensus conference open hearings dissenting opinions multi-criteria mapping extended foresight Power Closes Down Research and Appraisal A responsibility for neutrality means independent innovation research and policy appraisal should deliberately counter pressures for closure spot-the- narrative
  8. 8. narrow broad closing down opening up expert / analytic participatory / deliberative Building Methods Repertoires Basis both for practical project methods – and systematic STEPS methodology ‘visions workshops’ ‘dynamic MCM’ ‘particip. epidem.’ ‘top-bottom comparison’ ‘network analysis’ ‘insider ontologies’

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