Abstract the focus group (fg) has been actually employed by marketing, and is becoming importanct also in other areas such as, education, health, management, decision-making, and information systems, among others depending on the research objective, the focus group can be used alone or in conjunction with. And engagement they demonstrated in their focus group interviews this thesis is , first and foremost, about their ideas our conversations reminded me why i first decided to become a teacher, and renewed my fascination in the profession participants in the delphi study, at universities, research institutions. A focus group differs from a other group interviews in that it allows less freedom for open responses it centers around a particular topic and the questions are closely focussed on the topic of discussion the focus group session begins in a general manner, allowing respondents to establish a measure of rapport and comfort,. Communicating this to the focus group facilitator any information you provided up to that point will not be used you may decline to answer any question(s) you prefer not to answer you can request your data be removed from the study up until february 2018 as it is not possible to withdraw you data once my thesis has been. Abstract of thesis focus groups on consumer attitudes on food safety educational materials in kentucky four focus groups were conducted in kentucky to evaluate differences in the participants' knowledge of safe food handling practices, where they obtained their knowledge, which.
The importance of member homogeneity to focus group quality kim p corfman , new york university an issue that is widely debated among those who provide and use focus group services is the importance of group member homogeneity to the quality of a group's output the underlying thesis of this. Examples of different ways to present data from interviews, observations, and focus groups are included the paper concludes with guidance for publishing greenhill n an exploration of pharmacist-patient communication in clinic-style consultations [doctoral thesis] university of nottingham, england. Focus groups provide insights into how people think and provide a deeper understanding of the phenomena being studied while a valuable research tool, surveys generally ask closed-ended questions that may limit the feedback that can be gained from a respondent a method to gain more in-depth information to. Dissertationpdf (7183kb) data collection included (a) focus group interview comprised of a random sample of assistant principals and principals who had participated in the leadership training program (n = 6), (b) focus group interview comprised of a random sample of assistant principals and principals.
In phase 1 (exploratory), interviews and focus groups were used to: generate an account of the use of word-of-mouth travel information explore participants‟ perceptions of the influence of this form of information on their own and others‟ travel behaviour and identify social-psychological mechanisms underlying the. Respect to how diﬁ'erences between group and individual discourse impact the analysis and interpretation of focus group detain this article, the authors describe analytical challenges inherent in the interpretation of focus group data and suggest approaches for enhancing the rigor of analysis and the reliability and validity of.
Discussions (n=8), non-participant observations and semi-structured questionnaires the second phase focused on patients' understanding of health and health promotion using focus group discussions (n=8) the third phase examined health promotion from the perspective of hospital stakeholders and a nursing educator. A focus group interview is an interview with a small group of people on a specific topic groups typically consist of six to eight people who participate in the interview for 90 to 120 minutes group discussions are used for various reasons pollock prefers them to single interviews because studying the attitudes, opinions and. A master of business (research) thesis by louise kelly, b bus (marketing) study used the qualitative research methods of focus groups and in-depth personal interviews to gain insights from the the multi-method research approach of using focus groups and in-depth interviews the key findings were outlined in. A comparison of research findings obtained through focus group sessions with those acquired through surveys by paul thomas hillyer a dissertation submitted to the graduate faculty in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy major education (educational administration.
Perceptions ofemergency preparedness a focus group study of suburban atlanta homeowners sean patrick keamey bs, furman university, 2000 a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree ofmaster ofpublic health atthe university of connecticut 2006. Coaoperative inquiry, multistage focus group interview, values, knowledge dialogues, mental health c hie norsk tidsskrift for kreuleetjeg deg den aleede sarbarlieteu has persouer med begyrmeude dei-i-ieus 0g omsorgspersauers muliglzet til a respeletere deres iutegritet mph—thesis goteborg: nordiska.