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Glossary

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  • Lay (lay person)

    The term ‘lay’ means non-professional. In research, it refers to the people who are neither academic researchers nor health or social care professionals.
  • Lay summary

    A lay summary is a brief summary of a research project or a research proposal that has been written for members of the public, rather than researchers or professionals. It should be written in plain English, avoid the use of jargon and explain any technical terms that have to be included.