From The Medford Mail Tribune:
A citizen panel’s analysis and resulting public findings on banning or allowing genetically modified crops in Jackson County will not be the only point of study during the panel’s information-gathering process over the next three days.
Professors from Colorado State University and Penn State University will also be hard at work, compiling their own data on how well citizens’ initiative-review panels work in elections.
“Our purpose is to evaluate the quality of the processes. We’re also interested in how panelists grapple with the scientific information,” said Dr. Katie Knobloch, assistant professor of communication studies at CSU.