This context and actor analysis proposes several analytical steps to explore how different actors relate to a (research) problem and to prepare the decision how to involve them.
|Strength of the method:|
|To be considered:|
Read here about the rationale of the brief factsheets (in comparison to method profiles of the td-net toolbox).
|Location in td process phases:|
In the beginning of a td process to characterize actors who relate to the (research) problem or during the process to expand/monitor your understanding of the relevance of involving different actors.
Bridging thought styles:
The tool sets the stage for future bridging activities. Knowing the relevance of different actors in the context of a specific (research) problem is a prerequisite to fruitfully connect different perspectives on a societal challenge and potential ways to address it.
|Time required to implement the method:||At least some hours, depending on how many people are involved in performing the analysis. It is recommended to re-do and adjusts the context and actor analysis in the course of the research.|
Knowledge of the context of a specific (research) problem
Convener & participants:
Convener: researcherParticipants: research team, stakeholders