Standards of Futures Research. Guidelines for Practice and Evaluation

Finally, an English translation of the book about standards and quality criteria of futures research has appeared. In addressing cross-cutting issues of quality in futures research, the authors have identified three underlying core questions leading to three groups of standards: (1) What specific standards result from the fact that futures research explicitly deals with the future as a subject of inquiry? (2) What standards result from the fact that futures research aims to address this subject matter scientifically? (3) Which standards result from the purposes of futures research like informing decision making in politics, society and economy? As a whole 18 standards are described with their underlying idea, guidelines for research, common pitfalls and an illustrative example. For more information see the openTA-blog.


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