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Table 2 The E-lab Expertise Conversion Process

From: Design and application for a replicable foresight methodology bridging quantitative and qualitative expert data

Knowledge conversion Knowledge eliciting methods
From implicit to conceptual (individual/explicit) Externalisation methods
1. Electronic brainstorming
 ▪ Concurrent generation and communication of ideas
2. Technology/policy assessment
 ▪ Inventory of possibilities and themes
From explicit to systemic (group/explicit) Combination methods
1. Organising/structuring/grouping of ideas
 ▪ Delete redundant ideas
 ▪ Merge overlapping ideas
 ▪ categorise accepted ideas
2. Developing scenarios of possible futures
 ▪ ‘The good, the bad, the ugly?’
3. Assessing permutations of technologies/policies/systems
 ▪ voting for best practice
4. Sorting of desired pathways/futures
 ▪ consensus building
  1. Adapted from: Karlsen & Karlsen 2007 [1]