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Shaping: The Co-creation of a Research Design

  • Tineke Abma
  • Sarah Banks
  • Tina Cook
  • Sónia Dias
  • Wendy Madsen
  • Jane Springett
  • Michael T. Wright
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Chapter Summary

Abstract

In this chapter you will be led step-by-step in the process of defining the focus of the research, together with your local research team comprised of key stakeholders (community members, service providers, decision-makers, academics, etc.). This consists of formulating research questions and goals which take into account the various perspectives of those involved. Exercises are presented to assist you in facilitating a group process for defining the focus. Short examples throughout the chapter illustrate the concepts discussed.

Purpose

To guide you in setting the focus of the research together with key stakeholders (community members, service providers, decision-makers, academics, etc.) by defining common questions and goals.

Central Question

How do we define our research questions and goals?

Keywords

Assessing feasibility Identifying interests Setting the research topic Formulating the research question and goal 

Further Reading and Sources of Inspiration

  1. Cyrilla van der Donk, Bas van Lanen and colleagues have published a textbook on practitioner research in social work and health care: Dutch Edition: van der Donk, C., & van Lanen, B. (2015). Praktijkonderzoek in zorg en welzijn. Bussum: Coutinho. German Edition: van der Donk, C., van Lanen, B., & Wright, M. T. (2014). Praxisforschung im Sozial- und Gesundheitswesen. Bern: Huber. American and Brazilian editions forthcoming.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tineke Abma
    • 1
  • Sarah Banks
    • 2
  • Tina Cook
    • 3
  • Sónia Dias
    • 4
  • Wendy Madsen
    • 5
  • Jane Springett
    • 6
  • Michael T. Wright
    • 7
  1. 1.Amsterdam Public Health Research InstituteVU University Medical CentreAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of SociologyDurham UniversityDurhamUK
  3. 3.Department of Disability and EducationLiverpool Hope UniversityLiverpoolUK
  4. 4.National School of Public HealthUniversidade Nova LisboaLisbonPortugal
  5. 5.School of Health, Medical & Applied SciencesCentral Queensland UniversityRockhamptonAustralia
  6. 6.Centre for Healthy Communities, School of Public HealthUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  7. 7.Institute for Social HealthCatholic University of Applied SciencesBerlinGermany

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