Earlier this year, the IAP2 Canada Research Committee produced its first two White Papers, responding to requests from IAP2 members for a comprehensive overview of research in various aspects of the field.
The August webinar features Kate Nelischer, who wrote on research into ways of dealing with conflict in a P2 process; and Karen Zypchyn, who looked at various methods for determining whether a P2 process has "worked."
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Read the white papers!
Conflict Management and Public Participation, by Kate Nelischer, released March 2016. This white paper aims to meet the needs of IAP2 members by providing insight into current research in the area of conflict management in public participation. It offers practitioners an overview of a number of new and exciting approaches, and demonstrates how they can be applied to the daily work of IAP2 members to support continued growth and improvement in the industry and more effective public participation.
Challenges and Advancements in Evaluating Public Participation, by Karen Zypchyn, released April 2016. Of the few studies that examine and include evaluation instruments, they rely on a quantitative method using questionnaires with Likert scales to measure indicators that correspond to evaluation criteria; open-ended questions are also included for qualitative feedback. Solutions for practitioners are limited at this time because of minimal advancements in research; however, two promising instruments might aid practitioners in evaluating public participation initiatives.
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