Explain Quantitative Story Telling!
Could you kindly explain the meaning of quantitative Story telling? How can it be applied? Who can apply it? Thanks.
Analysis of the quality of proposed policies and narratives on governance
Quantitative Story-Telling (QST) involves a participative and deliberative analysis of the quality of proposed or available policies and narratives on governance.
QST proceeds at first and foremost ‘via negativa’, using a method of falsification of the available options with respect to:
- feasibility (compatibility with external constraints);
- viability (compatibility with internal constraints); and
- desirability (compatibility with normative values adopted in the given society).
This analysis – to be performed participatively with parsimonious use of mathematical modelling and quantification – will test whether any ‘impossibility’ or bottleneck can be identified which allows a framing or option to be falsified (in the sense of proven false). A key step in the identification of the feasibility, viability and desirability domains entails looking through different lens – i.e. dimensions and scales of analysis.
Source: M. Giampietro (2017): Structuring the perception (qualitative) and representation (quantitative) of the nexus with new concepts and narratives. In: Report on Nexus Security using Quantitative Story-Telling. MAGIC (H2020–GA 689669) Project Deliverable 4.1.