The role of local Healthwatch is to champion the views and experiences of communities across the country. This means that your research should appropriately represent everyone in your local area.
This guidance will help you to choose a good sample of participants for your research projects. As part of it we have provided explanations for different methods you can use to collect your sample. These are supported by examples to help you better understand how you can incorporate these methods in your own engagement activities.
You will also find some top tips that you can consider when you are planning who you want to talk to and involve in your research.