Using the focus group method in software engineering: obtaining practitioner and user experiences

@article{Kontio2004UsingTF,
  title={Using the focus group method in software engineering: obtaining practitioner and user experiences},
  author={Jyrki Kontio and Laura Lehtola and Johanna Bragge},
  journal={Proceedings. 2004 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering, 2004. ISESE '04.},
  year={2004},
  pages={271-280}
}
This paper reflects on three cases where the focus group method was used to obtain feedback and experiences from software engineering practitioners and application users. The focus group method and its background are presented, the method's weaknesses and strengths are discussed, and guidelines are provided for how to use the method in the software engineering context. Furthermore, the results of the three studies conducted are highlighted and the paper concludes in a discussion on the… CONTINUE READING
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