Strengthening stakeholder-engaged research and research on stakeholder engagement

Kristin N. Ray, Elizabeth Miller

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Stakeholder engagement is an emerging field with little evidence to inform best practices. Guidelines are needed to improve the quality of research on stakeholder engagement through more intentional planning, evaluation and reporting. We developed a preliminary framework for planning, evaluating and reporting stakeholder engagement, informed by published conceptual models and recommendations and then refined through our own stakeholder engagement experience. Our proposed exploratory framework highlights contexts and processes to be addressed in planning stakeholder engagement, and potential immediate, intermediate and long-term outcomes that warrant evaluation. We use this framework to illustrate both the minimum information needed for reporting stakeholder-engaged research and the comprehensive detail needed for reporting research on stakeholder engagement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-389
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • conceptual model
  • dissemination
  • evaluation
  • reporting
  • stakeholder engagement
  • stakeholder-engaged
  • transparency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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