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Steps methods #7 Particular Illustrative Methods

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The final part of a seven-part series on pathways methods, by Professor Andy Stirling. See the whole series at: http://steps-centre.org/methods/pathways-methods/

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Steps methods #7 Particular Illustrative Methods

  1. 1. STEPS Pathways Methods PART 7 Particular Illustrative Methods Professor Andy Stirling Co-director, STEPS Centre www.steps-centre.org www.sussex.ac.uk/spru www.multicriteria-mapping.org
  2. 2. SCOPING breadth of contexts FOCUSING depth of particularities LINKING relations and perspectives STEPS METHODOLOGY Interpretive style Interactive style Group Deliberative style Temporal dimensions Reflexive dimensions ‘Positive’ style Quantitative style Monitoring / surveillance Uncertain hazard analysis Natural experiment Interdisciplinary challenge Transdisciplinary oversight Plural conditional advice Precautionary appraisal Complex resilience analysis Post-normal science Critical literature review Influence mapping Alternatives assessment Millstone critical realism Social network analysis In-depth case study Discourse analysis Semantic structures Top-bottom comparison Semi-structured IVs Empathetic role play In-depth, open IVs participant observation MCM interviews Iterative Q method Cross-frame interrogation Open space approaches Participatory soft systems Participatory appraisal Ethnographic immersion Targeted focus groups Iterative questionnaire Iterative group MCM Deliberative dissensus Bring power to powerless Open network analysis Critical systematic review Agent-based modelling Repertory grids Interactive models / GIS Deliberative polling Sensitivity analysis Interval analysis Diversity mapping Historiographic research Futures literatures Extended foresight Imaginaries analysis Visioning / backcasting Cross-scenario exploring Do-it-yourself panels Power tools Co-operative research Accountability process Critical web access Participatory design Dissonance exploration towards a methods repertoire help appreciate alternative pathways

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