By Monique M. Hennink
The Understanding Research sequence specializes in the method of writing up social examine. The sequence is damaged down into 3 different types: Understanding records, realizing Measurement, and realizing Qualitative Research. The books offer researchers with publications to realizing, writing, and comparing social examine. each one quantity demonstrates how examine will be represented, together with tips on how to write up the method in addition to the study findings. each one quantity additionally stories tips on how to thoroughly review released examine.
Focus staff Discussions addresses the demanding situations linked to engaging in and writing concentration staff examine. It offers unique tips at the functional and theoretical issues in engaging in concentration workforce discussions together with: designing the dialogue advisor, recruiting individuals, education a box staff, moderating options and moral issues. Monique Hennink describes how a strategy part is learn and evaluated through others, akin to magazine reviewers or thesis advisors. She offers readers with advice on particular features of featuring study findings, such structuring narrative money owed, constructing a controversy, utilizing quotations, reporting concentration crew interplay, visible presentation codecs, and methods for grounding research effects. She describes the demanding situations in assessing concentration teams and information functional suggestions for assessing clinical rigor. The e-book contains case research examples of box learn throughout quite a number disciplines and foreign contexts. Hennink concludes the amount with an summary of present debates in terms of the evaluate of qualitative study, suggesting how you can critique the study layout, method and result of concentration team research.
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Seeking written consent is common; however, oral consent may be more appropriate in some circumstances, such as among a study population with low literacy. Researchers also need to seek consent for recording the group discussion and in doing so describe why a recording is needed, and how it will be used and safeguarded. There is a responsibility to minimize any potential risks to participants from their involvement in the study. Harm can take many forms: physical harm, such as violence from others finding out what was disclosed in the discussion; social harm, whereby a participant’s reputation in the community is damaged from their association with the study; psychological harm, such as embarrassment or judgment from others in the group; or economic harm, through loss of wages while attending the group discussion.
The flexible application of the method also makes it well suited for use in mixed methods research. The group format is also very amenable for using activities to prompt a discussion, and can also contribute to developing group rapport. Perhaps the greatest strength of the method comes from the group environment in which data are collected. A 1-hour focus group discussion can generate a large volume of data and greater variety of persepectives than the same time spent in an in-depth interview. However, the group environment has a more valuable contribution than simply generating a large volume of data; it is the interaction between group members that leads to the unique type of data found in focus group research.
Research-based In mixed-methods research, focus group participants may be recruited from the pool of study participants recruited for another part of the study. For example, if a study includes a quantitative survey then focus group participants may be recruited from survey respondents. One advantage of this method is that information from the survey can be used to reﬁne the purposive selection of participants with speciﬁc characteristics. 46 : FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS Ethical Issues Ethics are a set of moral principles that researchers abide by to protect study participants from harm by researchers or the research process.
Focus group discussions by Monique M. Hennink