Reporting on your research findings
Once you've conducted your research into a dementia service or product, you need to report on the findings and let people know what you discovered.
- Working with questions and data
- Quantitative Data
- Qualitative Data
- Identifying and developing questions
- Quality of Life: scales and measures
- Analysing your dementia research data
- Checking your dementia research results
- Describing change and impact, and action plans
- You are here: Reporting on your research findings
Who will you tell?
- Internal audiences: For example
- to enable managers and/or clinicians to understand how things are working and what changes might be made.
- to update staff across an organisation through internal communications such as blogs and newsletters.
What will you tell people?
- Thank you - please show your appreciation as soon as possible after you get feedback.
- Tell people about the decisions you reached
- as a result of gathering and learning from their feedback.
- explain what you took into account in coming to your decisions.
- Tell people about progress.
- Tell people what impact their contribution has made.
- how what they told you was helpful
- results of learning from their experience such as
- changes to documents or language used
- changes to process
- changes to plans or policies
- validating your ideas about issues, solutions, policies and plans.
What if you cannot make changes people say they want?
- still tell people about what's happened since you got their feedback.
- be sensitive in giving negative feedback - consider their feelings, vulnerabilities and motivations for sharing their experience with you.
- show you still respect and appreciate their inputs.
- People with dementia often talk about feeling that other people try to take advantage of the memory impairments often associated with the condition by trying to avoid telling them things or hoping they might forget about sharing their experience.
- Being honest, and showing respect can help to avoid losing trust and damaging community relationships.
How will you tell people?