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Title: Can the impact of public involvement on research be evaluated? A mixed methods study.
Author: Barber, R., Boote, J., Parry, G., Cooper, C., Yeeles, P. & Cook, S.
Date Published: 2011
Reference: Health Expectations 2012 Sep;15(3):229-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2010.00660.x. Epub 2011 Feb 17.
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This study involved carrying out a two-round Delphi exercise and follow-up interviews with a wide range of people with knowledge and/or experience of public involvement in health or social care research. The participants were asked whether it is feasible to evaluate the impact of public involvement on research. The people who took part in this study reached a consensus that it is feasible to evaluate the impact of public involvement on identifying and prioritising research topics, disseminating research findings and on key stakeholders. They also discussed the difficulties in evaluating a process that is so complex and often a highly subjective experience.

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Categories: health
public health
social care
reflecting on public involvement in research
journal article

Date Entered: 2011/02/28

Date Edited: 2012/11/21

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