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Focus groups in social research

Focus groups in social research
Focus groups in social research
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 and appropriate analysis.
The authors use examples, drawn from their own focus groups research experience, and provide exercises for further study. They address the three main components of composition, conduct and analysis in focus group research and also acknowledge the increasing impact the Internet has had on social research by covering the role and conduct of `virtual focus groups'.
focus groups, social research, introduction, qualitative methods
076195743X
SAGE
Bloor, Michael
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Frankland, Jane
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Thomas, Michelle
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Robson, Kate
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Bloor, Michael
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Frankland, Jane
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Thomas, Michelle
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Robson, Kate
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Bloor, Michael, Frankland, Jane, Thomas, Michelle and Robson, Kate (2001) Focus groups in social research (Introducing Qualitative Methods), London, UK. SAGE, 120pp.

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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 and appropriate analysis.
The authors use examples, drawn from their own focus groups research experience, and provide exercises for further study. They address the three main components of composition, conduct and analysis in focus group research and also acknowledge the increasing impact the Internet has had on social research by covering the role and conduct of `virtual focus groups'.

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Published date: March 2001
Keywords: focus groups, social research, introduction, qualitative methods
Organisations: Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 66933
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66933
ISBN: 076195743X
PURE UUID: 4f11775f-8775-4ce1-b5a7-777ea7506682
ORCID for Jane Frankland: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3813-8879

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Date deposited: 10 Sep 2009
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:41

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