Dr Jenevieve Mannell delivered a very insightful webinar, titled “Improving randomised controlled trials through drawing: what creative methods can teach us about process and outcomes”, on Tuesday 27th April 2021 from 1-2pm (GMT).
There has been increasing interest in using creative methods as part of randomised controlled trials of health interventions, but what do these methods actually add to evaluation research? This webinar explores the value of creative methods, including drawing and mapping, for improving trial designs and building better understandings of trial outcomes. This is approached from a social psychological perspective where creativity and participation is valued for its ability to improve communication and mutual understanding between researchers and trial participations. I will discuss a number of practical examples from current trials in this webinar, including Visual Participatory Analysis – a method for engaging participants in interpreting quantitative results at the end of a trial. The aim of the webinar is to offer a range of potential opportunities for incorporating creative methods into trials and discussing both the pragmatic advantages and disadvantages of different methods.