It’s easy to get so involved in the ins and outs of researching your project, that you lose sight of the bigger picture. In the current climate of partnership working, and projects funded from multiple sources, you’re likely to have a range of stakeholders with an interest in your project. If you want your stakeholders to act on your recommendations; you’ll need to involve them at various stages of the research.
Project managers usually say to me: “No problem, we can give you a list of clients/businesses/providers to use for the survey”. Compared with developing the questions to ask, the survey list sounds like the easy part. In practice it can be a minefield, so I’d like to save you from falling into the three main pitfalls of lists.