Seeing both the forest and the trees: A process for tracking individual responses in focus group interviews
Goodwin, V. A & Happell, B. (2009). Seeing both the forest and the trees: A process for tracking individual responses in focus group interviews. Nurse Researcher,17(1), 62-67. United Kingdom: RCN Publishing Co. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.7748/nr2009.10.17.1.62.c7341
Focus groups are a popular component of nursing research. While they have their advantages, a number of disadvantages are apparent, such as the difficulty involved in capturing individual responses. The use of a tracking sheet would allow the researcher to identify individual responses, and thus produce separate transcripts for each participant, which can be forwarded for verification or discussion. The advantage of this approach is that the researcher is able to obtain an account from individuals in addition to the group account.
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