This section provides background to tools for understanding the views and values of the public.
Who do you wish to engage: the general public; those that have an interest in the policy area already; those representing key interests?
What do you wish to achieve: find out about the views of the public; understand why they hold those views; work with them to co-create solutions?
What kind of evidence is sought: richly qualitative: largely quantitative?
When do you need to know: in a short time or over a more relaxed timescale?
How much funding is available: very little or a little more?