'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.
I particularly liked the chapters on virtual focus groups and focus group methodology in cross cultural research as these are particularly relevant to our students.Overall the book has a good balance of theoretical underpinnings and a practical approach to focus group research for those students embarking on this research approach.
This book should be on the shelves for every postgradaute student, academic and professional. This book is eminently addresses the underlying issues in focus group methodology.
Wilson Ozuem, PhD
Excellent resource for any student / researcher who is considering using focus groups as a means of data collection. Comprehensive and easy to understand. Definitely will add it to our reading list for Qualitative Research Methods.
Excellent book for any student who wants to use focus groups to collect data.
I thought this was a great introductory text for students considering focus group method for their dissertations.
This is a very useful book for research students and researchers introducing them to focus groups as a research method. It clearly outlines the main issues of researching with this method and makes the information accessible by simply concluding each chapter and suggesting tutorial activities to help deepen understanding. It is recommended reading for anyone who is interested in using this method which is growing in popularity.
An excellent text for new researchers for data collection method
An essential text for nursing students undertaking research modules for the first time.
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