Integrating and producing evidence through participatory design

Teal, G., McAra, M., Riddell, J. , Flowers, P. , Coia, N. and McDaid, L. (2022) Integrating and producing evidence through participatory design. CoDesign, (doi: 10.1080/15710882.2022.2096906) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

Participatory Design (PD) is increasingly applied to tackle public health challenges, demanding new disciplinary collaborations and practices. In these contexts, any proposed intervention must be supported by evidence that demonstrates it is likely to have the desired effect, particularly if it relies on investment of public funds. An evidence base can include evidence and theory from prior research, evidence generated through primary research, and evaluation. PD research generates evidence through collaboration directly with people who may use or receive an intervention, understanding their experiences and aspirations in situated contexts, without using formal abstractions or assuming evidence generated elsewhere will be directly applicable. Drawing on a case study of a collaboration with public health experts to develop an intervention using PD, we argue there is value in using existing evidence and theory to engage, inform, and inspire intended users of an intervention to participate in the design process. This article aims to support PD researchers and practitioners to consider how evidence can be integrated and produced through PD, enabling collaboration with other disciplines to produce evidence-based and theory-informed interventions to address complex public health challenges.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Funding: This study was funded by Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO) under Grant CGA/17/27. Julie Riddell and Lisa McDaid were funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and Chief Scientist Office at the MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow [grant number MC_UU_12017/11, SPHSU11; MC_UU_12017/12, SPHSU12; MC_UU_00022/3, SPHSU18].
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McDaid, Professor Lisa and Flowers, Professor Paul and McAra, Dr Marianne and Teal, Miss Gemma and Riddell, Miss Julie
Authors: Teal, G., McAra, M., Riddell, J., Flowers, P., Coia, N., and McDaid, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:CoDesign
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:1571-0882
ISSN (Online):1745-3755
Published Online:11 July 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Author(s)
First Published:First published in CoDesign 2022
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
727631Social Relationships & Health ImprovementLisa McDaidMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_12017/11HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
727631Social Relationships & Health ImprovementLisa McDaidOffice of the Chief Scientific Adviser (CSO)SPHSU11HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
727641Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and OrganisationsKathryn HuntMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_12017/12HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
727641Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and OrganisationsKathryn HuntOffice of the Chief Scientific Adviser (CSO)SPHSU12HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
3048231Relationships and healthKirstin MitchellMedical Research Council (MRC)MC_UU_00022/3HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
3048231Relationships and healthKirstin MitchellOffice of the Chief Scientific Adviser (CSO)SPHSU18HW - MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit