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Focus group research

Michael Traynor Professor of nursing policy, Middlesex University, London, England

A focus group is usually understood as a group of people brought together by a researcher to interact as a group. Focus group research explicitly uses interaction as part of its methodology. This article summarises the practice of running focus groups, explores the nature of focus group data and provides an example of focus group analysis.

Nursing Standard. 29, 37, 44-48. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.37.44.e8822


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Received: 31 January 2014

Accepted: 20 February 2014