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Deverka's Conceptual Model for Stakeholder Engagement in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Deverka's Conceptual Model for Stakeholder Engagement in Comparative Effectiveness Research was adapted from the analytic-deliberative process framework, used originally in making decisions regarding environmental risk. Deverka et al. adapted the model for stakeholder engagement in the context of comparative effectiveness research (CER). The model equally balances evidence collection with deliberation by stakeholders in arriving at decisions and recommendations. The model also demonstrates that the relationship between analysis and deliberation is bidirectional and is an iterative process in which analysis can be used to provide information for deliberation and deliberation can be used to determine the focus of analysis.

far fa-dollar-sign fa-sm Budget (e.g. personnel, space, equipment) Low Medium High far fa-user-clock Time per interaction I expect to engage stakeholders for... An hour or less Half a day A full day far fa-calendar-check Number of interactions I expect to interact with stakeholders... 1-2 times Appx. 5 times 10+ times Engagement Purposes far fa-scrubber Identify and explore new perspectives or understanding far fa-scrubber Identify which topics are most important to stakeholders far fa-scrubber Develop research questions relevant to stakeholders far fa-scrubber Select outcomes and measures that matter to stakeholders far fa-scrubber Expand and diversify stakeholder outreach far fa-scrubber Investigate best ways to successfully implement a study, based on stakeholder insights far fa-clock Time Frame

Can take weeks to months; Depends upon the nature of the study.

fal fa-tasks-alt Workload LIGHT MEDIUM HEAVY
Appropriate Applications More useful for: far fa-scrubber Comparative effectiveness research far fa-scrubber Receiving community participation in some or all aspects of the research process far fa-scrubber Priority-setting and decision-making far fa-scrubber Study design far fa-scrubber Interpreting research findings far fa-scrubber Ensuring the utility and relevance of research results for stakeholders far fa-scrubber Disseminating results Less useful for: far fa-scrubber Quick and easy engagement far fa-scrubber Projects with limited resources in terms of time and money far fa-scrubber Gaining information to be used at the individual level Key Characteristics Resources Needed fas fa-money-bill-waveMoney far fa-scrubber Participant compensation far fa-scrubber Transportation far fa-scrubber Food and drink far fa-scrubber Childcare far fa-scrubber Other costs vary based on specific project requirements fas fa-paperclipMaterials and Resources far fa-scrubber Will likely need a comfortable and convenient space to hold meetings far fa-scrubber Other materials and resources vary based on specific project requirements fas fa-usersPersonnel far fa-scrubber Personnel to identify and recruit initial stakeholders far fa-scrubber Personnel to complete literature reviews far fa-scrubber Trained facilitators far fa-scrubber Experts in areas relevant to your topic/issue of focus far fa-scrubber Quantitative and qualitative methodological and analysis expertise far fa-scrubber Other personnel needs will vary based on specific project requirements How To

Below are some general guidelines to using this approach. Specific details will be determined by the nature of the project.

Define the issue or research topic to be deliberated/discussed with stakeholders. Select qualitative and quantitative methods to guide deliberation and decision-making with stakeholders Recruit and convene stakeholders. Analyze qualitative and quantitative results and present findings back to stakeholders for further deliberation. Repeat iterative process of deliberation and analysis until a stakeholder-driven consensus or a decision is reached.
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