Participation Spectrum

Inform

To tell people what you are doing or planning to do

Consult

To ask people what they think about what you are doing or planning to do
The community is the subject of the research

Involve

To engage with people and to ask for feedback

Collaborate

To work in partnership with the community throughout the process and respond to feedback

Empower

The community is leading the process from identifying the research questions to making the final decisions based on findings