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Table 2 Frequency of concept reporting for articles that report how research was done in relation to how research should be done

From: A review and synthesis of frameworks for engagement in health research to identify concepts of knowledge user engagement

Concepts How research was done (n = 26) How research should be done (n = 28)
Researcher - prepare, support 15/26 (57%) 15/28 (53%)
Knowledge user - prepare, support 24/26 (92%) 20/28 (71%)
Relational process 22/26 (85%) 17/28 (61%)
Research agenda 21/26 (81%) 17/28 (61%)
Ethics – principles, values 10/26 (38%) 13/28 (46%)
Research questions 15/26 (58%) 11/28 (39%)
Resources 15/26 (58%) 5/28 (18%)
Ethics: policy/rules 17/26 (65%) 13/28 (45%)
Methodology 5/26 (19%) 3/28 (11%)
Methods 6/26 (23%) 4/28 (14%)
Collect data 13/26 (50%) 8/28 (29%)
Analysis 12/26 (46%) 6/28 (21%)
Disseminate 20/26 (77%) 15/28 (64%)
Evaluate 8/26 (31%) 16/28 (57%)
Sustain 10/26 (38%) 10/28 (36%)