The use of focus groups in social and behavioural research: some methodological issues.

@article{Khan1991TheUO,
  title={The use of focus groups in social and behavioural research: some methodological issues.},
  author={Md Eshak Khan and Martha Anker and Bharat C. Patel and S Barge and H Sadhwani and R Kohle},
  journal={World health statistics quarterly. Rapport trimestriel de statistiques sanitaires mondiales},
  year={1991},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={145-9}
}
The use of focus groups as a qualitative method for rapid assessment is discussed. A focus-group session is an in-depth discussion in which a small number of people (usually 8-12) from the target population discuss topics that are of importance for a particular study or project. Generally the participants are chosen purposively, and it is recommended that they should be homogeneous with respect to characteristics which might otherwise impede the free flow of discussion. Focus groups can be used… CONTINUE READING
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