By Gabriele Bammer
What options are available to researchers for including stakeholders in a research project in order to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the problem, provide ideas about addressing it and help the research to support policy or practice change? Can different stakeholders be included in different ways? Can the same group of stakeholders participate in different ways in various aspects of the research? What obligations do researchers have to participating stakeholders over the course of that project?
It can be useful to consider 5 ways in which researchers can include stakeholders in a project:
Researchers provide stakeholders with balanced and objective information to assist them in understanding the research.