Title

Videotaped focus groups: Transforming a therapeutic strategy into a research tool

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-2000

Abstract

Focus groups have become a popular method of collecting data for research projects. The addition of using a videotaped approach has broad implications for researchers, as it allows constant replay of the session. Although on the surface this approach seems straightforward and easy to use, the authors caution that this is not an approach for the novice. Investigators planning to use a focus group method must be well versed in group process. There is an unpredictable nature to the focus group process, and researchers need to prepare for the inevitable mishaps that lead to lost opportunities for data collection.

Publication Title

Nursing forum

Volume

35

Issue

1

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