Involving others

How can policy makers, practitioners and community members be included in the research process, not just as interviewees or survey respondents but in the actual design and delivery of the research?

The value of involvement

Children’s Services interviewees saw consulting with and including policy makers and/or practitioners as improving the credibility of the research findings, making sure they are applicable and practically orientated. Furthermore, a literature review (Nutley et al., 2003) found evidence that practitioner involvement did indeed lead to greater use and impact of the research findings.

How to involve stakeholders

How to work effectively with clients and other stakeholders

What else can be done to improve the impact of research