Online purchasing disputes. Received a product not to your expectation? You need a mediator. Just like mediation, negotiation is also a method of alternative dispute resolution. Negotiation and mediation are very similar in respect as both of them have the same motive. Like mediation, negotiation also helpful in finding a common ground for both the parties. Until both parties agree to the resolution, a result is not obtained through negotiation as well. But there is a major difference between negotiation and mediation, and that is mediator. Unlike mediation, negotiation doesn’t have any third neutral party that oversee the process. But both the parties can have their attorneys represent them if they want to.