A discourse theory perspective on participatory scenario processes

Lately I’ve been grappling with the many potential pitfalls of forward-looking exercises like scenario building processes. In one post, I noted theory that explains the tendency to simply reproduce circulating assumptions and – therefore – produce no significant new insights.  In other posts, I noted the many factors that, in an increasingly complex world, militate …

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The problem of evaluation — and some potential options

This post discusses some of my recent reading on evaluation, and outlines evaluation issues and options that need to be considered as part of my doctoral project. In an ideal world we could learn which types of interventions produce the best outcomes — be they organisational interventions (e.g. to identify the most effective decision support …

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