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Ask what decisions participants want to make
Interview with Florence Gignac
Within the Atenció project, we aimed to understand whether bad air quality at schools can affect the attention of students. We aimed to explore this issue together with students, who are the ones who experience the problem firsthand. To do so, we developed a workshop in which we invited students to propose a set of factors that they believed could influence their attention and they had to formulate these factors into questions. Examples of questions proposed by the students were: Are you in love? Do you suffer from bullying? Are you a regular reader? Is your diet balanced and varied?
The decision making canvas is a tool that helps reseachers to guide conversations with citizens around decision-making processes in science. The tool allows you to identify: (1) At what stages of a research study do citizens want to be consulted to make decisions, (2) What decisions do they want to make and, (3) How we can involve them to make these decisions. The tool is meant to be used during a co-creation workshop, which can be carried out in different stages of a research study, preferably starting at the onset of the project.
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Read our case study of the CitieS-Health Barcelona Pilot and understand how this tool has been used in a real citizen science project.
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CitieS-Health Barcelona Pilot
What An online workshop was organized to start discussing with citizens participating in the Cities-Health Barcelona pilot about how they wanted to get engaged and what roles they wanted to take during the data collection campaign, the analysis phase and the dissemination of study results. The Decision-Making Canvas was used to guide the conversation. Why
To identify what decisions participants wanted to make in the study. To increase transparency in the research process.