Dilemmas of focus group recruitment and implementation: a pilot perspective
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Dilemmas of focus group recruitment and implementation: a pilot perspective

Isis Lioba Howatson-Jones Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs, Kent, UK

In this paper, Isis Lioba Howatson-Jones reviews some of the dilemmas experienced in arranging focus groups, particularly for the novice researcher, and draws upon a pilot research project on qualified nurses’ learning as illustration. The paper explores ways of overcoming recruitment and method issues during the pilot phase of a study, and presents a number of recommendations for the practice and conduct of focus groups.

Nurse Researcher. 14, 2, 7-17. doi: 10.7748/nr2007.01.14.2.7.c6017

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