CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

How I Learned to Conduct Focus Groups

Department

Department of Justice and Human Services

Publication Date

1-2011

Publication Title

The Qualitative Report

ISSN

2160-3715

Volume

16

Issue/No.

1

First Page

312

Last Page

315

Abstract

The use of focus groups may provide researchers with important insights into research questions via participant discussion and interaction. As a human services practitioner and researcher, I became interested in learning how to conduct focus groups in order to apply these steps to my research and gain valuable insights about the human experience that the focus group interaction aims to bring to light. In this review, I will highlight the steps that I took to learn to conduct focus group research and through my experience I hope that readers gain familiarity and clarity into this unique qualitative research approach.

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