Focus group interviews in nursing research: part 1.

  title={Focus group interviews in nursing research: part 1.},
  author={Owen Doody and Eamonn Slevin and Laurence Taggart},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={22 1},
Focus groups are used by researchers in the social and behavioural sciences to explore phenomena and are accepted as a legitimate qualitative methodology. The primary goal of focus groups is to use interaction data resulting from discussion among participants to increase the depth of the enquiry and reveal aspects of the phenomenon assumed to be otherwise less accessible. This article, the first of three articles on focus groups, examines the nature of focus groups, issues regarding planning… CONTINUE READING

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