Citizens working with organisations to contribute to scientific research with the aim to increase scientific knowledge.
An interview technique to intercepts members of the public, often on the street’ and asking for their opinion on a topic.
Randomly selected online panel
Similar to an opt-in e-panel except members are randomly-selected to avoid bias.
Interactive mobile apps
Interactive computer application designed for smartphones, mobile devices and computer tablets.
Community reference / advisory / liaison groups
A structured group of community or stakeholder representatives that meet regularly and operate under a Terms of Reference. Can vary from members providing their own feedback or ideas, to members acting as a conduit between the broader community and organisation.
Advertisements paid for in print, broadcast or online mediums. Can be used to promote projects, engagement activities or to meet legal obligations.
Community engagement or project teams go door-to-door to liaise with affected residents.
A series of questions provided to a sample which may be a representative sample or a self-selected sample.
Small groups of people (usually between 5 and 20) who meet multiple times to explore an issue.
Fairs and festivals
A fair or festival involving food and entertainment, as well as activities around an engagement topic, project or proposal. Designed to make engagement topic more appealing and to reach audiences who would not normally attend workshops.
Large numbers of people who are selected to be representative of the population and be a part of a panel that deliberates on a range of issues over a set period of time. Surveys are distributed during the time to understand community attitudes, feedback, issues and behaviour. Can track changes as well.
Staffed or unstaffed displays of information, options, drafts or final decisions which are made available in a public place.
Process where the community works with an organisation through its budgeting process.
Media releases, pitches or briefings provided to journalists to publish free editorial on engagement projects or issues.
Capturing participants ideas, expressions and discussions in real-time during an engagement activity, to create a visual representation of the discussions.
A public information session incorporating a series of displays or stations staffed by technical experts, engagement professionals or the project team.