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SPE Case Study – Technology Assessment


This is the group discussion board for sharing ideas, development and resources relating to the TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT Case Study. Feel free to ask questions, suggest directions and list valuable resources that relate to the topic.

This discussion group is not limited to the group working on the case study. Everyone is welcome to offer ideas or suggestions or to join the discussion if they wish.

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2 Responses to SPE Case Study – Technology Assessment

  1. Jerome NG says:

    Hi all – Auckland and Wellington cohort. Auckland guys – will send you an email to discuss/organise logistics around meetings with mentors as Grant suggested and to avoid spamming everyone else. Cheers J

  2. grantmills says:

    Hey Tech Assessors,

    Thought I’d just throw out a couple of thoughts, that might be of interest in the debate.

    – When evaluating technology what are the implications of ‘assessment framing’, that is, if we frame our evaluation as a ‘risk assessment’, what is lost by just looking at risk?
    – What are the obvious terms of reference that we use to evaluate the benefits/hazards of technology? What are the more subtle terms of reference that we should be looking at? How could these be conceptualised?

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