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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]