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Table 1 Description of each phase of data collection within stage 2 of the study

From: A systems approach to the exploration of research activity and relationships within a local authority

Phase Purpose Participants (total number)
1 To explore internal stakeholders’ experiences of research relationships and the types of research activities undertaken Three focus groups (n = 10)
Four interviews (n = 4)
To explore external stakeholders’ experiences of research relationships and the types of research activities undertaken Two focus group (n = 7)
Four interviews (n = 4)
2 To collaboratively develop case studies to explore approaches adopted within internal teams to facilitate research activities and partnerships Three focus groups (n = 9)
Five interviews (n = 5)
3 To explore preliminary findings and provide opportunities to feed into the study conclusions Two focus groups (n = 12)
Presentation and discussion with the local authority corporate board