While we pride ourselves on our effective use of web-based and
face-to-face consultation, we recognise that paper-based consultation
is sometimes essential. In fact, we never run a web-based consultation
without offering a paper-based alternative for those without access
to the Internet.
The need to do this has lead us to some new approaches to paper-based
- We ensure that paper-based
and online consultations follow similar formats to enable
the results to be analysed using
the same methods
- Wherever possible we enter
paper-based results into an online database so that results
from whichever method can be
- All results, regardless
of source, will be published on the project website to ensure
transparency (where required).
Where a very high number of paper-based responses are expected
we recommend using a questionnaire in a format that can be scanned
into our databases for rapid analysis and reporting.