Title

Experimental comparison of system dynamics versus traditional facilitation in a real world public participation application

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Abstract

This paper reports on an experiment comparing the relative effectiveness of standard group facilitation techniques with system dynamics facilitation techniques in a real world stakeholder participation process. The experiment tested the hypothesis that the system dynamics approach would lead to: (1) better decisions; (2) greater participant focus on relevant materials; and (3) higher procedural satisfaction. The system dynamics approach yielded better decisions but lower procedural satisfaction among participants.

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Communication | Environmental Sciences

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