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Introduction to Online Tools to Support Public Deliberation


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These materials describe online tools that can be used to support public deliberation. Online tools can be used to deliver educational materials, facilitate discussion, or for a variety of other purposes.

Deme, a Web platform used in AHRQ’s Deliberation Methods Demonstration, is also described. This free, open-access platform is available to others to use or modify for their deliberative projects. Access written and video instructions for installing Deme and using it in your deliberative methods projects at: Deme was developed by the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University.