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Events and resources

Launch event on 23 June 2021

 

Our online launch event provided an engaging exploration of online deliberative research methods with presentations from Ceri Davies, Director of the new Centre; Dr Alice Siu, a leading academic in the field of deliberative research from Stanford University; and Prof Alison Park, the Interim Executive Chair of the ESRC. The event was chaired by NatCen’s Gerry Nicolaas and featured additional contributions from discussants Marian Barnes, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Brighton; Sir John Curtice, Professor of Politics and Senior Fellow at NatCen; and Reema Patel, Associate Director at the Ada Lovelace Institute.

Presentation slides

NatCen Centre for Deliberative Research launch_Ceri Davies (.ppt)

Deliberative methods and social science research_Alison Park (.ppt)

Deliberative democracy, deliberative polling and scaling deliberation_Alice Siu (.pdf)

Future of Britain panel chaired by Sir John Curtice

 

As part of our Future of Britain deliberative poll on 3rd and 4th October 2020, we held three expert panels on topics under discussion over the weekend on migration to the UK, food policy and regulation and consumer regulation. Panellists responded to questions submitted by study participants following small group discussions.

Panellists responded to questions submitted by study participants following small group discussions.

Taking deliberations online, a seminar from Dr Ceri Davies

 

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, finding ways to maintain deliberative processes whilst socially distant has accelerated; but not with a great deal of detailed methodological scrutiny.

As part of the City-ESS-NatCen methodology series, this webinar explored some of the benefits and limitations of taking deliberations online and the recent received best practice in the practical aspects of what enables or constrains people’s participation.