Values. Voice. Individual differences. CHAT aims to engage ordinary persons in informed, inclusive deliberation about complex and value-laden allocation decisions.
Deliberation includes learning about an issue. Deliberation also provides time for reasoning and reflection and promotes considering the knowledge and values of others. Deliberation may be appropriate when: a) the informed opinions of non-experts provide important information experts do not have, b) informed opinions are difficult to obtain; c) individual opinions will benefit from group discussion and insight; and/or d) group judgments are relevant, for instance when decisions affect groups or communities.