What is Dialectical Inquiry?
Dialetical inquiry is a group decision-making technique that attempts to combat group think. The practice reportedly originated with Plato, who asked his students to consider both the thesis and antithesis to any idea. Groups using this technique divide into two camps: those advocating for an idea and those advocating against it. Both sides highlight the advantages of their assigned decision and outline the disadvantages of the opposing idea.
- Devil’s Advocacy and Dialectical Inquiry: Antidotes to Groupthink ~ by Fred C. Lunenburg, International Journal of Scholarly
- Group Decision Making ~ Reference for Business