The what, why and how of citizens' juries



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The University of Edinburgh


Andrew Thompson, Professor of Public Policy and Citizenship, The University of Edinburgh
Jen Roberts, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Strathclyde


Intermediate (some prior knowledge)


Laura Marshall
0131 651 3001
Working Week: Monday - Wednesday


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Room 0.01, John Percival Building, Cardiff University, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU


Citizens’ juries are an innovative process that enables members of the public to give considered views and recommendations on complex and often controversial topics of a social or political nature. This course will introduce researchers to the theory of deliberative democracy that underpins the citizens’ jury method, and a brief history of their development and applications (past and present). Various approaches to running citizen juries will be presented, including how the method can be developed and implemented, approaches to research and data generation, and other practical elements such as cost and juror recruitment. We will draw on case studies of recent citizens juries to illustrate these issues and to highlight and discuss some of the challenges that must be considered when designing and running citizen juries. The course will combine short presentations with interactive sessions.


• £30 per day for UK/EU registered students
• £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions.
• £220 per day for all other participants

All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

Cancellation Policy: Please be reminded that you will be charged the full registration fee if you cancel your place within 4 weeks before the training delivery date or you fail to attend.

If you are able to fill the place on the course you are cancelling then the cancellation charge will not apply

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Longitudinal Research , Qualitative longitudinal research (QLR), Participant Recruitment, Data Collection (other), Management of User Involvement, Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination (other)

Related publications and presentations:

Longitudinal Research
Qualitative longitudinal research (QLR)
Participant Recruitment
Data Collection (other)
Management of User Involvement
Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination (other)

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