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Frequently Asked Questions

Sciencewise has produced a series of briefing papers to collate the existing evidence and experience from past dialogue projects to answer a number of frequently asked questions:

The full briefing paper can be downloaded by clicking here.

Alternatively click the following links to summaries of each of the FAQs.

FAQ 1: What is public dialogue?

FAQ 2: When should and shouldn’t public dialogue be used?

FAQ 3: Is public dialogue useful?

FAQ 4: Does public dialogue make a difference?

FAQ 5: Can the public contribute meaningfully?

FAQ 6: Is public dialogue worth the cost?

FAQ 7: How many people need to be involved?

FAQ 8: Do the public want to be involved?