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Table 2 Overview of workshop content

From: Public involvement in health research: what does ‘good’ look like in practice?

TimeQuestionActivity
15 minIntroduction: Introduce the topic using the lay summary.
• Explain that three Involvement groups will each complete the same exercise separately to feed in to the work.
• The exercise is based around three questions which are intended to prompt thought and discussion in the group:
• There are no right or wrong answers to the questions, the exercise will help paint a picture of what makes each group unique.
Question: How is this group best described in terms of what it does, and how it is set up? Recap group function as a reminder to give ideas.
5 minHow is this group best described in terms of what it does, and how it is set up?Work alone to answer the question
Members to think about the question and write individual answers/important areas/keywords on post it notes. One topic/idea per post-it note. (Prompt words: responsibilities, relationships, activities, roles and motivations)
10 minHow is this group best described in terms of what it does, and how it is set up?Work in pairs to answer the question
Members to turn to their neighbour and discuss the question, put further ideas on post it notes. After 5 min, one person per pair to feedback an area they have thought of.
15 minHow is this group best described in terms of what it does, and how it is set up?Work with the whole table to organise answers on the post-its into categories
• Tables can choose a member to act as facilitator to smooth the process of agreeing categories and to get the task done.
• Duplicate answers on post-its stacked together to represent one post-it. At the end each table will have their words sorted in to categories.
10 minSum up the exercise by finding out what categories and areas the tables have chosen, asking for feedback from tables.
10 minCoffee breakFacilitators put fresh flipchart paper and post it notes on tables, collect other post it notes in for keeping.
30 minWhat makes this group work?Address this question first alone (5 min), then in pairs (10 min), then with the Table (15 min), as with the previous question.
5 minMove the flipcharts with categories and post it notes onto one table/area where they can be easily seen and accessed for voting
10 minWhat makes this group work?Bean voting by individuals: Each person has 12 dried beans, these are voting beans which represent importance. It is each individual’s decision where these are placed, not a group decision. Each person can place up to 3 beans on a post-it note or they can place a bean on 12 different post-it notes.
15 minFacilitators count bean votes and record outcomes – attendees can refresh drinks etc, Feedback to group
5 minBreak
5 minWhat are the challenges facing the group? or being a member?Address this question first alone (5 min), then in pairs (10 min), then with the Table (15 min), as with the previous question.
5 minMove the flipcharts with categories and post it notes onto one table/area where they can be easily seen and accessed for voting
10 minWhat are the challenges facing this group, or being a member?Bean voting by individuals, as with previous voting
10 minWhat are the challenges facing this group, or being a member?Facilitators count bean votes and record outcomes, feedback to group
10 minWrap up sessionWhat will happen next, Admin forms
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