Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Who's Talking: Drawing Conclusions from Focus Groups - Some Methodological Considerations
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Research Platform of Social Work.
2003 (English)In: International Journal of Social Research Methodology, ISSN 1364-5579, E-ISSN 1464-5300, Vol. 6, no 4, p. 305-321Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The central argument of this article is that participants in focus groups may talk and interact in many capacities. As a consequence a central methodological question in analysing focus group material is who’s talking – that is, in what way are the utterances of individual members of focus group to be interpreted. This problem is discussed by using material from three focus groups discussing the phenomenon ’burnout’. We suggest that the participants of focus groups may constitute themselves in various ways, even just as an array of individuals talking together, without being a group and that they may shift between these different modes of interacting. There seem to be especially two interactive problems that are import in the establishment of a focus group. A first interactive problem for the participants is to establish a common ground; a second is to add their contributions to the common ground. This have implications in the way the researcher is able to attribute attitudes and opinions to persons in the focus group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 6, no 4, p. 305-321
Keywords [en]
focus group, interaction, method
National Category
Communication Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-5632DOI: 10.1080/13645570210124865OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-5632DiVA, id: diva2:36452
Available from: 2008-05-27 Created: 2008-05-27 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Bülow, Pia

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Bülow, Pia
By organisation
HHJ. Research Platform of Social Work
In the same journal
International Journal of Social Research Methodology
Communication Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 334 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf