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Focus groups in social research

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Published by SAGE Publications in London, Thousand Oaks, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Focused group interviewing.,
  • Social sciences -- Research.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [99]-106) and index.

    StatementMichael Bloor ... [et al.].
    SeriesIntroducing qualitative methods
    ContributionsBloor, Michael.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsH61.28 .F634 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 110 p. ;
    Number of Pages110
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3964110M
    ISBN 100761957421, 076195743X
    LC Control Number2001268719
    OCLC/WorldCa44737041

    Focus groups are a form of qualitative research used by sociologists and other social : Ashley Crossman. Focus groups are under-used in social research, although they have a long history in market research (Morgan ), and more recently in medical research (Powell & Single ). This Update examines the value of focus groups as a tool for social researchers and .

      There is an increasing divergence of focus group practice between social researchers and commercial market researchers. This book addresses the key issues and practical requirements of the social researcher, namely: the kinds of social research issues for which focus groups are most and least suitable; optimum group size and composition; and the designing of focusing exercises, Cited by: The conclusions to the first edition of this book began by noting: “The contribution of focus groups to social science research is, at present, more potential than real.” Today, the situation is quite different. The past decade has produced a steady increase in social scientists' use of focus.

    Focus group research explicitly uses interaction as part of its methodology. This article summarises the practice of running focus groups, explores the nature of focus group data and provides an. is greater reliance on focus groups in social welfare research, especially in program evaluation. Focus Groups Like individual interviews and participant observation, fo-cus groups are a form of qualitative research. Focus groups are basically group interviews. Focus groups had their beginnings in sociology and in by: 8.


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This book addresses the key issues and practical requirements of the social researcher, namely: the kinds of social research issues for which focus groups are most and least suitable; optimum group size and composition; and the designing of focusing exercises, facilitation. There is an increasing divergence of focus group practice between social researchers and commercial market researchers.

This book addresses the key issues and practical requirements of the social researcher, namely: the kinds of social research issues for which focus groups are most and least suitable; optimum group size and composition; and the designing of focusing exercises, facilitation.

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PDF | On Jan 1,Smithson J and others published Using focus groups in social research | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGateAuthor: Janet Smithson. He is a sociological social psychologist, who is widely known for his work on focus groups, including his book, Focus Groups as Qualitative Research, and as coauthor of The Focus Group Kit.

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