Videotaped focus groups: Transforming a therapeutic strategy into a research tool
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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.
Joseph, Dayle H., Martha Griffin, and Elaine D. Sullivan. "Videotaped focus groups: Transforming a therapeutic strategy into a research tool." Nursing forum 35, 1 (2000): 15-20. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6198.2000.tb01173.x.