Developing Focus Group Research
Politics, Theory and Practice
- Rosaline Barbour - Open University, UK, Barbour Workshops Ltd, UK
- Jenny Kitzinger - Cardiff University, UK
Focus Group Research
The contributors, an impressive group of experienced researchers from a range of disciplines and traditions, discuss different ways of designing, conducting and analyzing focus group research. They examine sampling strategies; the implications of combining focus groups with other methods; accessing views of `minority' groups; their contribution to participatory or feminist research; use of software packages; discourse analysis; and the epistemological and political underpinnings of research.
`If you are considering focus group methodology in your own research this will provide you with a good starting point taking you through the epistemological and political issues of such research in process' - European Journal of Communication
This is a very good resource
A very thorough book on using focus groups. I would recommend it to any student who is planning to use focus froups as a primary research method. It not only give practical advice but also considers conceptual issues when implementing focus groups
An informative and engaging text for those using focus groups in their research.
Solid, practical, evidence-based advice for anyone undertaking focus group research