Digital methodology to implement the ECOUTER engagement process

Rebecca C. Wilson, Oliver W. Butters, Tom Clark, Joel Minion, Andrew Turner, Madeleine J. Murtagh

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ECOUTER (Employing COnceptUal schema for policy and Translation Engagement in Research) - French for 'to listen' - is a new stakeholder engagement method incorporating existing evidence to help participants draw upon their own knowledge of cognate issues and interact on a topic of shared concern. The results of an ECOUTER can form the basis of recommendations for research, governance, practice and/or policy. This paper describes the development of a digital methodology for the ECOUTER engagement process based on currently available mind mapping freeware software. The implementation of an ECOUTER process tailored to applications within health studies are outlined for both online and face-to-face scenarios. Limitations of the present digital methodology are discussed, highlighting the requirement of a purpose built software for ECOUTER research purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1307
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2016


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