SRA Scotland evening seminar: Using deliberative methods to engage the public in policy discussions

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Ensuring public engagement in policy and decision-making promises not only more responsive decisions but also increased democratic legitimacy.  Deliberative research methods are emerging as an increasingly popular means of promoting such engagement, but what exactly are these and how might you apply them in your work? This free evening seminar will seek to address these questions, drawing on recent work focusing on regulated industries.

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Engaging the public in policy and decision-making processes that impact upon their lives promises not only better and more responsive decisions, but also increased democratic legitimacy. Accordingly, across the UK, and in Scotland in particular, there is a growing appetite for public engagement across all public service sectors, customer focused industries and levels of government.

The speakers will be Dr Sara Davidson, Research Director at Ipsos MORI, who leads the company’s deliberative research work in Scotland; and Kaela Scott, Democratic Innovation Lead at Involve.

Deliberative research methods are emerging as an increasingly popular means of promoting such engagement but what exactly are deliberative methods and how might you apply them in your area of work? This seminar will seek to address these and related questions by drawing on recent research, conducted by Ipsos MORI and Involve on behalf of the Consumer Futures Unit at Citizens Advice Scotland, that sought to evaluate the relative efficacy of different deliberative methods in identifying and understanding consumer preferences, motivations and priorities within the regulated industries.

The seminar starts at 6.00pm (arrive for 5.45pm) and finishes at 6.45pm, followed by refreshments and networking.

Price: £0.00

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 6:45 pm

Date: September 18, 2018

Address:
The Melting Pot
3-5 Rose Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2PR
Scotland
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