Title
Extended peer evaluation of an analytical deliberative decision support procedure in environmental health practice Extended peer evaluation of an analytical deliberative decision support procedure in environmental health practice
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Faculty of Sciences. Biology
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
Berlin ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
European journal of risk regulation. EJRR. - Berlin
Volume/pages
1(2014) , p. 25-35
ISSN
1867-299X
vabb
c:vabb:379454
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
How can we assess the quality of an analytical deliberative decision support procedure in environmental health practice? Objectifying quality criteria is difficult for several reasons. Opening up evaluation to a diversity of critics is one approach to take into account different actor perspectives and complexity. We describe how social scientists organized extended peer evaluation of a participatory multi-criteria procedure that was applied in Flemish environmental health practice. International peer review was combined with local extended peer evaluation. Social scientists collaborated closely with natural scientists and policy representatives in designing several evaluative activities and in interpreting the results.We discuss how these different perspectives came to reach conclusions, with a special focus on methodological decision-making. A process of learning by doing and negotiating, finding a methodological path amidst practicalities, complexity and ambition.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/023148/77c0386463e.pdf
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