A random sample of people are convened to deliberate on a particular issue.
More than 100 participants are needed to statistically verify that the sample is not significantly different from the population in terms of demographic attributes or political views.
- Conclusions reached are likely what society as a whole would think if everybody deliberated on the issue.
- Efficacy can be established by statistical methods.
- With a minimum sample of more than a hundred, this method of consultation is more complex and expensive than small citizen juries.