Why is there a debate



A protocol has the character of a (written, photographic, acoustic or cinematic) document. It reproduces circumstances and their conditions as comprehensibly and completely as possible and therefore conveys information about statements, actions, opinions, etc. The protocol is general course-oriented (Description of a course of action or a conversation). This is an exception result-oriented discussion minutes, in which mainly the results are recorded (Rückriem, Stary & Franck 1989: 57-75). The following applies to a discussion protocol (see Fig. 20):

  • not to reproduce the concrete course of the discussion and omit digressions and repetitions
  • Not taking arguments verbatim; what is important is their contribution to the main problem. This means that minute-takers must know about the topic of the discussion and continuously clarify the interim results during the discussion.