How does the public make decisions about societal and ethical issues (SEI) in science? We’ve been researching past Nanotechnology Forums and the Would You Buy That? program to identify patterns in how the public responds to the facilitation approaches we have used in our SEI programming over the past six years. We will be highlighting results from this research over the next two months in our Featured Finding section.
Both the forums and “Would You Buy That” facilitated by layering information, where participants made a decision based on initial information, then reflected on that decision using new information. In both cases, layering successfully led to further, richer conversation.