By Michelle Banfield
How can stakeholder engagement in research be effectively planned? What parameters need to be taken into account? How can flexibility be built in to accommodate different levels of researcher and stakeholder experience?
The framework presented here was developed for health services research, but is more broadly applicable. The framework has three separate dimensions.
- The stakeholders to involve
- The stages of the research at which they will be involved
- The level of involvement for each stakeholder group at each stage.