《Deliberative Forum on 2023 Asian Games Bid》Back
The "Deliberative Forum on 2023 Asian Games Bid" is jointly organized by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and the University of Hong Kong Public Opinion Programme (HKUPOP). Its aim is to encourage the public to adopt critical thinking when discussing complex and controversial public issues. The forum provides a chance for the public to have deeper contact with the details and discussion points of the 2023 Asian Games bid issue. The concept of this activity comes from the idea of "Deliberative Polling" created by the Stanford University in USA. 100 Hong Kong citizens are randomly selected to attend the deliberative forum. They will listen to both affirmative and negative opinions from respective guests, and have opportunity to ask the guests questions on the spot. The organizer will analyze the change in public opinion before and after the debate. For the background information of Stanford University's "Deliberative Polling", please refer to Deliberative Polling Page.
The activity is divided into two parts, which includes a public sample of no less than 3,000 people, and an invitation for 100 people to attend a debate named "Deliberative Forum on 2023 Asian Games Bid". For the details and results of the public sample, please access the website here.
|Research Team Members
|Special thanks to the following organizations/individuals who have provided support in organizing the captioned deliberative forum (in no particular order):
Teaching and administrative staffs of Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Department of Journalism and Communication, who have voluntarily assisted in organizing the activity (Mr Chan Mon-cho, Mr Leung Tak-man, Dr Wang Hsu, Ms Vanness F. Yan)
Students of Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Department of Journalism and Communication, who have voluntarily participated as moderators of focus groups and video taking crews (Moderators: Lam Oi-yi, Chan Joey, Chow Sin-ting, Wong Chiu-hung, Tsang Hing-kit Johnny (Stand-by), Video taking crews: Hui Pak-lun, Lai Tsz-chun, Ng Choi-bong, Suen Man-ying)
Committees of RCTV, who have voluntarily participated as video taking crews
All staffs from R.C Hall and Assembly Hall
|Details of the Forum
Details of the "Deliberative Forum on 2023 Asian Games Bid" are as follows:
Preparation work before the Forum
I In between 4 and 6 January 2011, the Public Opinion Programme conducted the third round of telephone follow-up. Finally around 100 participants confirm that they will attend the debate.
On the date of the debate, the organizer asks each participant to arrive at the venue by 10 am and hand in the completed first round survey questionnaire. During the group discussion in the middle of the debate, the organizer asks each participant to fill in the second round survey questionnaire, which has the exact same content with the first one. The aim is to analyze the change of citizens' opinion before and after the debate. The survey is jointly designed by the Public Opinion Programme and Radio Television Hong Kong. All the operations, data collection and analysis are done independently by the Public Opinion Programme without the interference of any other party. The survey questions are as follows:
Q1. Taking the whole society into consideration, do you think Hong Kong should host the 2023 Asian Games?
A total of 66 citizens attended the debate on that day. 65 of them completed and submitted the first and second round surveys. Using the 65 persons as sample, the Public Opinion Programme conducted the analysis and announced the research results on the spot.
Radio Television Hong Kong has recorded the entire debate and produced a radio programme. It was broadcasted at 5 to 8 pm, 10 January 2011 at Radio 1.