DST

PROJECT: DST

In short
Deliberation Support Tools - Multicriteria Evaluations
Description

Deliberation Support Tools bevat een set tools die gebruikt kunnen worden in een multi-criteria evaluation.
In een evaluatie kunnen stakeholders delibereren over welke problematiek dan ook, in een gestructureerd framework.

Een onderdeel van de de DST is bijvoorbeeld een Deliberation matrix waarin participanten waardes kunnen toekennen aan indicatoren in een cel in de matrix.  De DST is een set van custom modules gemaakt in opdracht van een Frans research instituut gericht op Ecologie, Economie en Tooldevelopment.

Screenshot K4U evaluation presentation
More in detail

Tools available:

  • Deliberation Matrix (DM) : Comes in 3 flavours, can be used with or without indicators in cells. 
  • K4U Evaluation (K4U) : Tool for building an assessment for a particular case study. Looks a lot like DM using indicators but has entered values and a related algorithm resulting in calculated top goal values displayed in a spider diagram.
  • Representation Rack (KRR) :  A Representation Rack gives signification to Indicators in a specific context. The resulting set of indicators is used as input for a DM or K4U


Specification of the three Deliberation Support Tools :

  1. The KerBabel Representation Racks (KRR); A Representation Rack gives signification to Indicators in a specififc context. At the cross of Objects to Compare (like Scenarios for example), Issues and Tools or Method, the Knowledge Carriers produce relevant Indicators lists. Each Indicator is weighted by an indice of pertinence, in the range of 1, 2 or 4. 1 means low pertinence, 2 means medium pertinence and 4 strong pertinence. Each Knowledge Carrier can discuss the pertinence via a Forum. Indicators of pertinence 4 produces Indicator Candidates that can be used in a Deliberation Matrix.
  2. The Deliberation Matrixes (DM) evaluation; They are of three types:
    • DM type 1
      Stakeholders are filling each cell of the Matrix by entering a judgement among a small set of selection. Each judgement value has its own color representation. The overall display of a Matrix, from a particular perspective (Stakeholder, Issue or Object to Compare) gives a 2D picture of all judgements. This type of DM has no obligatory Worksite, and a fortiori KRR.
    • DM type 2
      It works the same as above with a important difference. For each cell (or cross of Object to Compare and Issue) the Stakeholders will be able to use Indicators as arguments to produce a judgement. They can weight each Indicator of the cell giving a relative signification between them. An aggregation algorithm computes the global value of the cell and displays the corresponding color. New Indicators can be added in a cell and then extend the Indicator list available for the entire DM. In each cell of the Matrix, the Stakeholder creates an Indicator Basket that should not exceed 5 indicators.
    • DM type 3
      It works the same as for DM type 2. Here the Indicator list available for each cell, the Indicator Candidates, comes from the KRR linked to this DM. New Indicators can be added ex-post to the Basket, then extending the list af available Indicators for all other Stakeholders.
  3. The "Kerbabel for you" evaluation ("K4U")
    This type of evaluation needs a KRR done for this purpose. The KRR deals with Top-Goals and Sug-Goals issues. Doing a K4U means building an assessment for a particular case study. A specific algorithm converts and agregates each indicator value to draw a final spider diagram that weights each Top-Goal.
Deliberation Matrix
Deliberation Matrix Type 3