Scientific narrative for policy decision making

Scientific narrative for policy decision making

Steven Bishop University College London

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Insite Project

May 20, 2014
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  1. Steven Bishop University College London Scientific narrative for policy decision

    making
  2. Forms of scientific narrative Written Spoken Visual

  3. Written narratives Complex problems Comprehensive versus comprehensible

  4. Spoken narratives

  5. Metaphors Military Sport Naval

  6. Visual narratives A picture is worth a thousand words

  7. Images that we see everyday

  8. Humourous versions

  9. Humourous versions but with a story

  10. None
  11. Lesson 1 Create a strong and simple narrative, where possible

    combining written, oral and visual narrative
  12. Lesson 1 Create a strong and simple narrative, where possible

    combining written, oral and visual narrative Get the narrative right and everyone gets the picture
  13. People go in as individuals and come out as an

    audience
  14. Policy narrative challenges • What the problem is and what

    it entails • Understand the models, the assumptions made, the limitations and conclusions • What the options are based on model outcomes • Enhance public participation in the process of decision making and provide feedback in the decision making process.
  15. Narrative technology • Capture existing efforts • Reality mining of

    social data • Multilingual and cultural aspects • Semantic and Sentiment Analysis • Dialogue mapping • Combining these to allow for automatic social inclusion and participation in decision making
  16. Digital story telling ICT Tools • Games • Muliti-media –

    Single images, videos, music, spoken or written text Used for • Training • Learning and education • Decision making and legitimising decisions taken
  17. Dreamer