By Gabriele Bammer
Given that most research projects will not have the funding or time to involve all stakeholders who have been identified as potential contributors, what criteria are useful for selecting those to be invited to participate? How can those identified be assessed against the criteria?
Four criteria for selecting stakeholders are:
- their legitimacy
- their real and potential power
- the urgency they assign to the problem
- practical considerations.
Legitimacy can usefully be examined along the following four dimensions: