The research

Writing for the website

Two qualitative researchers from the team look at the interview transcripts and discuss which topics should be written up into individual pages for the site (topic summaries). The list of topics is also discussed with the advisory panel. In writing the topic summaries, the researcher represents the full range of perspectives collected during the interviews, not just a majority view or a few selective opinions. The findings are set in the context of the latest clinical evidence and current best practice. 

Each topic summary is drafted by the researcher, checked by their buddy, revised and then sent to at least one appropriate member of the advisory panel for additional contextual material and checking. Finally, the summaries will be given a final edit for ‘plain English’. The research team are given regular refresher training in writing for a lay audience.


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