What about N? A methodological study of sample-size reporting in focus group studies

  title={What about N? A methodological study of sample-size reporting in focus group studies},
  author={Benedicte Carlsen and Claire Glenton},
  booktitle={BMC medical research methodology},
BACKGROUND Focus group studies are increasingly published in health related journals, but we know little about how researchers use this method, particularly how they determine the number of focus groups to conduct. The methodological literature commonly advises researchers to follow principles of data saturation, although practical advise on how to do this is lacking. Our objectives were firstly, to describe the current status of sample size in focus group studies reported in health journals… CONTINUE READING
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