The Deliberative Polling® Process is a method that intends to measure opinions before and after patient/public/community partners have had the opportunity to learn more about a particular research decision and the opportunity to discuss with and hear from other perspectives.
Deliberative Polling® can be useful for:
- Acquiring insight on a complex research decision (e.g. “How should we collect data?” “What would be the best way to collect the data?”).
- Engaging a large group patient/public/community partners around a research decision, including those less inclined to speak.
- Creating an opportunity for patient/public/community partners to develop informed opinions about the research process.
3. Fishkin & Luskin. Experimenting with a democratic ideal: Deliberative polling & public opinion. Acta Politica. (2005), 40: 284-298. Available from:https://www.uvm.edu/~dguber/POLS234/articles/fishkin.pdf