Doing Focus Groups

Author: Rosaline Barbour
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446205207
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Focus groups are an ever popular method for collecting qualitative data in the social sciences. Doing Focus Groups provides practical advice on planning and organizing successful groups. Rose Barbour discusses the advantages and limitations of using group discussion and demonstrates effective methods for collecting and analysing data.

The Focus Group Guidebook

Author: David Morgan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761908180
Size: 69.37 MB
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Providing a general introduction to focus group research, Morgan includes the appropriate reasons for using focus groups and what you can expect to accomplish with them. He provides a brief history of focus groups, a discussion of when to use focus groups and why, and several brief case studies illustrating different uses of focus groups. The author covers the timeline and costs associated with focus groups, including a discussion of the ethical issues involved in focus group research. Thoroughly covering all the information to help you start your focus group project, this guidebook is appropriate for anybody beginning a focus group, as well as managers or clients who will be using focus groups.

Focus Groups As Qualitative Research

Author: David L. Morgan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761903437
Size: 64.75 MB
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The extensively revised edition of the best-selling Focus Groups as Qualitative Research continues to provide an excellent guide for researchers across the disciplines. Reflecting the many changes that have occurred in the study of focus groups in recent years, the book begins with an updated introduction offering a discussion of current social science approaches to focus groups. Expanded coverage on the comparison of focus groups to individual interviews follows, and there is more material on the strengths and weaknesses of focus groups. The section on self-contained focus groups has also been expanded. Subsequent chapters have been revised to include examples from social scientists who have established their own practices and methodological research on focus groups. In conclusion, the author offers future directions and references that take into account the explosive growth of focus groups as a research tool for all social scientists.

Focus Groups

Author: Richard A. Krueger
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483365220
Size: 62.34 MB
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This updated edition of Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research walks readers step by step through the “how-tos” of conducting focus group research. Using an engaging, straightforward writing style, authors Richard A. Krueger and Mary Anne Casey draw on their many years of hands-on experience in the field to cut through theory and offer practical guidance on every facet of the focus group process, including tips for avoiding problems and pitfalls. The Fifth Edition is updated with the latest research and technological innovations and includes new coverage on planning with analysis in mind; creating conversational questions that have the potential for producing unique and valuable insights; the art of hosting a focus group; common sense thinking about reporting; more efficient strategies for planning the study; and emerging areas of focus group research, such as conducting cross-cultural, international, and Internet focus groups. “Krueger and Casey’s book does a magnificent job of incorporating both theoretical and practical approaches to the study of focus groups. It is the only hands-on book which explores the process of focus group research.” ? —Theresa Carilli, Purdue University Calumet

Focus Group Methodology

Author: Pranee Liamputtong
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1847879098
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A friendly introduction to the basics of focus group methods with an international feel and an ethical sensibility.

Developing Questions For Focus Groups

Author: David L. Morgan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761908197
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Asking the right questions is critical in focus group interviewing. This book describes a practical process for identifying powerful themes and then offers an easy-to-understand strategy for translating those themes into questions. Richard Krueger suggests ways of categorizing, phrasing and sequencing focus group questions. Going beyond material presented in his earlier books, Krueger shares ideas for questions that get participants actively involved in the focus group interview. For example, he suggests asking participants to make lists, create report cards, sort pictures, draw, cut and paste, or participate in a mini-debate. The results of these activities not only yield insightful information but are also interesting and fun. This book helps make the process of developing good questions easier by outlining a process and offering many examples.

The Sage Qualitative Research Kit

Author: Uwe Flick
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781446298725
Size: 18.97 MB
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Fully updated and expanded to ten volumes, this Second Edition of The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit contains the essential, state-of-the-art tools for those engaging in qualitative research. Bringing together concise, practical texts by leading academics in the field, the Kit guides students and researchers through designing and carrying out research using the full range of qualitative methods, from focus groups and interviews to ethnography and discourse analysis. Containing three brand new titles, the kit updates and extends coverage across ethnography, grounded theory, triangulation, and mixed methods. All books are extensively cross-referenced, making this a cohesive and invaluable resource for those teaching or learning in the disciplines of the social sciences, health, and education. Each book is pedagogically supported to give each topic a concise, practical, hands-on "how-to" primer. The format includes: clear chapter objectives, boxed summary explanations, a summary list of key points at the end of each chapter, and further reading. Titles include: Designing Qualitative Research, Uwe Flick Doing Interviews, Svend Brinkmann and Steinar Kvale Doing Ethnography, Amanda Coffey (*NEW IN THIS EDITION) Doing Focus Groups, Rosaline Barbour Using Visual Data in Qualitative Research, Marcus Banks Analyzing Qualitative Data, Graham R. Gibbs Doing Conversation, Discourse and Document Analysis, Tim Rapley Doing Grounded Theory, Uwe Flick (*NEW IN THIS EDITION) Doing Triangulation and Mixed Methods, Uwe Flick (*NEW IN THIS EDITION) Managing Quality in Qualitative Research, Uwe Flick

Focus Groups In Social Research

Author: Michael Bloor
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761957430
Size: 31.47 MB
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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 cover