A participatory research and event platform for inclusive, divergent data collection and analysis
The BetterBeliefs platform isn't just another social platform
Featured in the OECD.AI Catalogue of Tools and Metrics for Trustworthy AI, BetterBeliefs is an accessible tool that’s easy to use as part of everyday work processes or during events. When users share evidence, the platform provides detailed analytics which builds a culture of evidence-based decision making.
It brings together the familiarity of social platform interactions and is built on a foundation of cutting edge scientific research. It was built by Australian university researchers to improve the quality, integrity, and breadth of collective participatory data.
Our easy-to-use interface works on desktop, tablet and smartphone. No download needed.
It all starts with one easy post
Identify a pain point, or opportunity for innovation.
Collective decision-making process in action:
Add possible solutions to this problem.
Add evidence supporting or refuting solutions.
Easily interact other people’s ideas
Rate the quality of evidence for each solution
Vote solutions up or down
Get an instant snapshot of decision-making across the organisation
Easily sort and filter hypotheses
Make an evidence-based decision
Once evidence and organisational belief for a solution reaches a critical threshold it can be greenlit for action by decision-makers.
Each hypothesis has two metrics – Degree of Belief (DOB) and Weight of Evidence (WOE). You can see these metrics on the hypothesis cards.
Degree of Belief (DOB)
DOB is based on thumbs up and thumbs down votes, and measures the proportion of people who agree with a hypothesis, i.e. those who believe that the hypothesis is correct.
The horses on each hypothesis card ‘race’ using the DOB metric. Horses with high DOB are further ahead, so they appear on the ride side of the image – the higher the DOB, the further ahead they are and the farther right they appear.
DOB is scored from 0.0 to 1.0, where 1.0 means 100% of people believe it, and 0.0 means 0% of people believe it.
Weight of Evidence (WoE)
WOE measures how strongly the hypothesis is supported by evidence. WOE combines the number of supporting and refuting evidence items, weighted by their star ratings.
Weight of evidence scores from 0 – n. It increases with the amount of evidence items added.
Horses with low WOE will be blue. Horses with high WOE will be pink. Horses with negative evidence are black. Horses with only one person interacting with them will be white.
Weight of Evidence (Y-axis) – How much evidence is there for the idea? Degree of Belief (X-axis) – How much do people believe in the idea?