Group level interviews focus on a common experience and enable participants to build on each others' thoughts. Focus groups can be used to obtain feedback on activities/programs or new ideas.
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Tips and Tricks for Focus Groups
As a facilitator, refrain from actively participating in the discussion; instead, ask questions to help participants elaborate on their answers.
Pay attention to non-verbals. They can offer you cues for further conversation.
Be mindful of existing relationships and power differentials when designing your focus group; participants' comfort is key to a good conversation.
Look at the powerpoint for some more tips and Tricks.
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When taking notes by hand, prioritize listening actively to the conversation and try to capture major conversational points rather than word for word statements.
When using a recorder, it is important to obtain participants’ consent. It’s not just the ethical thing to do; participants’ comfort is one of the keys to a good conversation.When using a recorder, note the recording time of significant conversation points for future reference