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dc.contributor.authorThompson, Jill
dc.contributor.authorBarber, Rosemary
dc.contributor.authorWard, Paul R.
dc.contributor.authorBoote, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Cindy L.
dc.contributor.authorArmitage, Christopher J.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Georgina
dc.identifier.citationThompson , J , Barber , R , Ward , P R , Boote , J , Cooper , C L , Armitage , C J & Jones , G 2009 , ' Health researchers' attitudes towards public involvement in health research ' , Health expectations , vol. 12 , no. 2 , pp. 209-220 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 8115390
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 14121dff-75f3-412e-b473-ac58126a69c2
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 65949121165
dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 19392833
dc.description.abstractObjective To investigate health researchers' attitudes to involving the public in research. Background Public involvement in research is encouraged by the Department of Health in the UK. Despite this, the number of health researchers actively involving the public in research appears to be limited. There is little research specifically addressing the attitudes of health researchers towards involving the public: how they interpret the policy, what motivates and de-motivates them and what their experiences have been to date. Design A qualitative research design, using semi-structured telephone interviews. Setting and participants Fifteen purposively sampled UK-based University health researchers were the participants. Interviews were conducted over the telephone. Findings The participants suggested varying constructions of public involvement in research. Arguments based on moral and political principles and consequentialist arguments for involving the public in research were offered and most participants highlighted the potential benefits of involving the public. However, feelings of apprehension expressed by some participants imply that a number of researchers may still be uncomfortable with involving the public, as it presents a different way of working.en
dc.relation.ispartofHealth expectations
dc.subjectPublic involvement in research
dc.subjectQualitative research
dc.subjectResearchers' attitudes
dc.subjectPublic Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.titleHealth researchers' attitudes towards public involvement in health researchen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Health and Social Work
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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