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Title Comparing Methods for Brainstorming and Prioritization in a Participatory Environmental Monitoring Workshop
Post date 10/01/2018
C1 Background and Explanation of Rationale We all participate in workshops in order to generate new ideas, organize workplans, and prioritize activities. Yet how might the design of the workshop influence who participates and how satisfied we are with the outcomes of the workshop? We will run a field experiment that compares a structured approach to brainstorming and prioritization with an unstructured approach. The workshop will take place the first week of October in Panama City in the context of a workshop on participatory environmental monitoring.
C2 What are the hypotheses to be tested? We hypothesize that the structured workshop will produce better outcomes across most self-reported survey responses. The outcomes of the workshop will be measured in pre and post survey responses from participants.
C3 How will these hypotheses be tested? * We will test these using an ordered logistic regression that compares treatment and control groups on a series of outcome variables, controlling for gender and institutional affiliation.
C4 Country Panama, Canada
C5 Scale (# of Units) 40
C6 Was a power analysis conducted prior to data collection? not provided by authors
C7 Has this research received Insitutional Review Board (IRB) or ethics committee approval? Yes
C8 IRB Number H18-02578 University of British Columbia
C9 Date of IRB Approval 24 September 2018
C10 Will the intervention be implemented by the researcher or a third party? The research will be implemented by a team of third party facilitators hired by UNDP. Bruno Patrini and Mitzy Canessa
C11 Did any of the research team receive remuneration from the implementing agency for taking part in this research? No
C12 If relevant, is there an advance agreement with the implementation group that all results can be published? No
C13 JEL Classification(s) C93, D70, D74, L31, L38