Interaction Between Participants in Focus Groups With Older Patients and General Practitioners
2010 (English)In: Qualitative Health Research, ISSN 1049-7323, E-ISSN 1552-7557, Vol. 20, no 5, 607-616 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Group interaction is put forward as the principal advantage for focus group research although rarely reported on. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the methodological knowledge regarding focus group research by providing an empirical example of the application of the Lehoux, Poland and Daudelin template suggested for analysis of the interaction in focus groups. The data source was 18 focus groups' performance in Sweden; 12 with older participants and 6 with general practitioners (GPs). GPs found a common ground in belonging to the same profession, while older participants instead of constituting a group in the words real sense started just sharing a common focus. We found the template easy to understand and use, except for identifying participants' explicit and implicit purposes for participating. Further, adding an interaction analysis to the content analysis helped us appreciate and clarify the contexts from which these data were created.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 20, no 5, 607-616 p.
focus groups, group interaction, health care professionals, older people
Social and Clinical Pharmacy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-106347DOI: 10.1177/1049732309354097ISI: 000276851100004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-106347DiVA: diva2:224621