How science, technology and innovation can be placed in broader visions - Public opinions from inclusive public engagement activities
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Original versionKano K, Kudo M, Yoshizawa G, Mizumachi, Suga, Akiya, Ebina, Goto, Itoh, Joh, Maenami, Minamoto, Mori, Morimura, Motoki, Nakayama, Takanashi. How science, technology and innovation can be placed in broader visions - Public opinions from inclusive public engagement activities. JCOM - Journal of Science Communication. 2019;18(3) https://dx.doi.org/10.22323/2.18030202
This study investigates how different segments of the public, with varying degrees of interest in S&T, could formulate opinions on a broader vision and the role they think STI should play in Japanese society through 2020 (Tokyo’s Olympic and Paralympic year) and toward 2030. We conducted nine inclusive public engagement activities. Results indicated that the broad public opinions did not completely overlap with officials’ opinions, a value of “open and appropriate” was mainly found from the unengaged public, and the visions and values based on their opinions could well be incorporated into the official document. Engaging the disinterested in S&T remains an issue.