A manual for Social and Policy Research Focus on International Development




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The Power of

Focus Groups




A Manual for
Social and Policy Research



Focus on International Development



Janet Mancini Billson





GROUP DIMENSIONS

INTERNATIONAL


Research, Facilitation, and Training for Group Effectiveness…


Billson, Janet Mancini.

The Power of Focus Groups: A Training Manual for Social and Policy Research

ISBN 0-9700075-3-1

8th edition 2012






Copyright  2012 by Skywood Press


All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the Publisher.


Skywood Press

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jmbillson@gdiworld.com

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Printed in the United States of America


Cover Photo by Janet Mancini Billson. Living on a Barge, Bangkok


Contents and Organization




A practical and applied approach to focus group research that will help neophyte and experienced researchers plan, conduct, and report the findings from focus groups, The Power of Focus Groups is rooted firmly in social science theory and research design. Each chapter emphasizes conducting high quality focus groups that produce good data rather than interesting information that may be distorted because of design and moderation flaws. The manual follows the natural flow of focus group research, and includes chapters on communicating in groups and special topics as well. You will find sample materials for each stage of the research process in the Appendix at the end of the report. A bibliography provides resources for further reading and research. This version emphasizes issues and examples regarding urban, rural, and international development.


Contents and Organization i

Preface ii

Acknowledgments iii

CONDUCTING PROFESSIONAL iv

FOCUS GROUPS iv

Chapter 1 1

The Versatility of Focus Groups 1

Chapter 2 5

Working with Clients 5

Chapter 3 10

Thinking about Research Design 10

AGE AND GENDER 14

Male 14

Female 14

Chapter 4 17

Planning and Logistics 17

Chapter 5 21

Developing the Moderator's Guide 21

Chapter 7 40

Moderation Theory: 40

Social Interaction in the Focus Group 40

Chapter 8 56

Moderation Theory: 56

Balancing Participation and Data Flow 56

Chapter 9 61

Advanced Moderation Techniques 61

Chapter 10 76

Managing Mountains of Data 76

Chapter 11 80

Preparing the Report 80

Chapter 12 84

Professional Ethics and Protecting Respondents 84

Guidelines for Team Projects 88

SAMPLE INVOICE #I 94

SAMPLE FEE SCHEDULE #2 95

SAMPLE #1 118

Internet Resources 129


Appendices……………………………………………………………………………………………. ……..93

Bibliography……………………………………………………………………………...…………………………….121



About the Author……………………………………………………..……………………………………. 132



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