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Table 1 Summary of the main empirical steps in the research agenda-setting process

From: Science-society dialogue from the start: Participatory research agenda-setting by Science Cafés

Methodology applied Number of resources or people involved Research topics identified Actor groups in the research agenda-setting
Desk research Review of the relevant literature on green care services and methodologies for research agenda-setting Amongst varied form of co-production, a template approach-the dialogue model ESSRG researchers
Interviews with experts and practitioners 13 expert interviews A broad range of green care fields (circa 8) and service types.
Five themes: animal-assisted therapy, herding therapy, cave therapy, art therapy and wilderness therapy
Impact evaluation is the most favoured research need
Practitioners and experts
Science Cafés as interface of experts and citizens 5 sessions with green care professionals, each inviting 4-40 participants Lay and interested audience of the Science Cafés in dialogue with experts and practitioners
Outreach activities Podcasts and videos to extend the impact, widening stakeholder outreach Summary of articulated research needs ESSRG researchers’ collaboration with universities to formulate research questions and respond to them