Leading Idea:

Better research through philosophy

Order of Events:

  1. Preamble – 25 minutes
  2. Fill out Toolbox Instrument – 10 minutes
  3. Participant Dialogue – 90 minutes
  4. Fill out Toolbox Instrument again – 10 minutes
  5. Debrief – 15 minutes


  • Mutual Understanding
  • Co-creation of meaning

Human Subjects Approval:

  • A research project with human subjects: IRB approval from Michigan State University
  • You are not required to participate in this project, and can opt out
  • Data are instruments, recorded dialogue, survey
  • Your identities will remain confidential, separated from the data we collect in this session
  • We will ask that you sign in and provide your research consent (if you are willing)