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Preparing for and conducting focus groups in nursing research: part 2

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posted on 2013-04-04, 16:09 authored by Owen DoodyOwen Doody, Eamonn Slevin, Laurence Taggart
Focus group interviews are widely used in health research to explore phenomena and are accepted as a legitimate qualitative methodology. They are used to draw out interaction data from discussions among participants; researchers running these groups need to be skilled in interviewing and in managing groups, group dynamics and group discussions. This article follows Doody et al’s (2013) article on the theory of focus group research; it addresses the preparation for focus groups relating to the research environment, interview process, duration, participation of group members and the role of the moderator. The article aims to assist researchers to prepare and plan for focus groups and to develop an understanding of them, so information from the groups can be used for academic studies or as part of a research proposal.

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British Journal of Nursing;22(3), pp. 170-3

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Mark Allen Healthcare

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peer-reviewed

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English

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