The Sortition Foundation now offers bespoke selection and stratification services for your deliberative event. We realise that finding a random, representative sample of people can be a challenge so we have learnt from the best — and now offer to bring the world's best practice selection process to the UK, Australia and the rest world.
Software & Training
We have developed two pieces of open-source software that we are happy to share and offer training and support to use.
- StratifySelect: this is our core software that performs the random stratified selection, to match specified demographics, from a pool of registrants. The selection is designed to be "as fair as possible" as will be outlined in a forthcoming academic paper being written by Ariel Procaccia from Harvard University and his colleagues and students.
- TableSelect: this software can be used to allocate citizens' assembly participants psuedo-randomly to a set of tables during deliberation, to maximise diversity on each table, and to maximise interactions between people during differing assembly sessions.
To find out more about either of these pieces of software please contact us.