Focus Group Methodology
Principle and Practice
- Pranee Liamputtong - VinUniversity, Vietnam
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Liamputtong presents clear, practical advice in simple terms which will be appropriate for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are undertaking research, making this an ideal starter text for anyone new to focus group research.
Like her previous book, Researching the Vulnerable, Liamputtong's latest work pays close attention to research ethics and will also be of great interest to researchers who are working with different social groups - such as older people, children and ethnic groups - and anybody who is engaging in cross-cultural research.
Illustrated with case studies and examples throughout this is a perfect introduction to focus group methods for students and new researchers alike.
'This lucidly written book will appeal to readers ranging from undergraduate students to seasoned academics in the field of social science research. Liamputtong has succinctly provided valuable insights into conducting focus group discussions, not merely as a means of quick data collection but rather as an instrument that can create knowledge for social transformation. In essence, focus group discussions bear consonance with the subtle aims of social science to generate collective consciousness and deepen the understanding of structural contexts of oppression and social change'
This is a very good resource
I have already suggested this text to some of the students on our EdD programme and will be including it on the reading list for the next cohort. Very accessible and full of information.
I enjoyed this text and found it a useful source of information regains the use and purpose of focus group interviewing. I will be using it as suggested adding for the students on our MA Education programme.
A good book offering tutorial exercises so that even the most novice of focus group researchers can become more advanced and familiar with this methodology.
This book is really well laid out and easy to follow. It provides all the essentials for a foundation in focus group methodology
Chapter objectives helped to summarise the chapters of the text. Tutorial activities helped with reflection. Further reading helped to build on learning. Box examples helped put theory into practice
A well thought out approach to the subject matter. I found the concepts and application to practice mirrored each other well. I would recomend to collegues.
This is a useful textbook that informs undergraduate and postgraduate students on issues surrounding the use of focus groups in research.
This text provides detailed instructions on focus group methodology. It is easy to read and maintains the reader's interest. Of particular use for my students was the information on running virtual focus groups.