Method reflection

Method reflection involves discussing what methods would be appropriate for providing knowledge on the problem, as framed in the collaborative situation analysis.

This is necessary firstly for searching for current and available evidence that may help to address the problem (see assessment review), and secondly if the TranSTEP group decides that new assessments or dialogical activities are needed, since then they will also have to design such new actions.

In a TranSTEP group there will be no agreed routine method to be used; the different participants may have different views on what methods would be appropriate. This is a benefit, as it allows for a transparent and reflective method discussion in the group, which in the end may yield more robust judgements than method choices based on implicit conventions or institutional traditions.

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