Exploration of the Research Circle Methodology for User Involvement in Research on Home and Health Dynamics in Old Age

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The aim of this study was to explore the usefulness of research circle methodology in the later stages of the research process. In an active collaboration with the researchers, participants, that is, users of research, discussed and prioritized research on home and health dynamics. Reflections, comments, and evaluations from both leaders and users were analyzed, applying content analysis. The usefulness of the research circle methodology from the users´ perspective reflected the importance of the content, form for research presentations, leadership methods, and the mix of participants. Research leaders reflect on the role as challenging and demanding, where the composition of users plays an important role for the usefulness of the methodology, as well as for practicalities, form, and content of the research presentations. Research circle methodology offers opportunities for knowledge translation; however, it is demanding and presents a range of challenges, such as the heterogeneity of the group, that needs further exploration.


External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology


  • consumer participation, implementation science, Methodology, public involvement, research communication, stakeholder involvement
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-102
JournalJournal of Housing for the Elderly
Issue number2
Early online date2018 Jan 19
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch

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