July 2013 (weblinks updated July 2014).
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Authors: Alison Faulkner with support from Maryrose Tarpey and Helen Hayes from the INVOLVE Coordinating Centre and Tina Coldham and Rosemary Barber (chair and vice-chair, invoNET Task and Finish Group)

For this piece of work, we asked six researchers to tell their stories of involvement and its impact on research quality. All were members of invoNET. They offer a range of different perspectives on public involvement in research, and describe quite different approaches to research.

The six examples gave rise to the following themes in relation to the impact of public involvement on the quality of research:

  • the relevance of the research topic
  • the design of the study
  • data collection
  • analysis and interpretation of findings
  • the implementation of research
  • relationships and legacy.

No. of pages: 30