It can be a valuable part of your research to check the themes and ideas directly with participants after you have analysed your main data. You may also find extra information about who, what or where people have experienced wellbeing if this was missing from your original evidence.
|Research method||Preparation time||Time to gather data||Time to analyse data||Not suitable for ...||Does data indicate wellbeing?||Who, what, where people experience wellbeing?||Is it an activity in itself?|
|Sharing research findings with participants||See individual methods for times||30 mins – 1 hour||Quick unless new things come to light||People who haven’t engaged with the research process||Used to validate (or not) previous findings||Yes – can be used to find this if missing from original data gathering||No|
- all participants who have engaged in the research process.
What information is collected?
- if your group has disbanded you could use a follow-up survey to do research from a distance
- interviews and group discussions may be the most straightforward way of collecting information.
Watch out for:
- asking leading questions – it may be particularly easy to do at this stage as it’s tempting to encourage people to agree with what you think the research has found
- if participants have not engaged in the research process you may find it hard to ask them about your findings.