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ERIC Number: EJ804002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Understanding Implicit Texts in Focus Groups from a Systems Psychodynamic Perspective
Smit, Brigitte; Cilliers, Frans
Qualitative Report, v11 n2 p302-316 Jun 2006
Many researchers have been inquiring into focus groups as a qualitative data collection method (Barbour & Kitzinger 1999; Krueger 1998; Morgan, 1998), but only a few have been able to analyze the different levels of understanding in focus groups, which we focus on in this article. The guiding research question is how do focus groups offer deeper levels of understandings from a systems psychodynamic perspective. Research participants were purposively sampled using maximum variation (Patton 2002). Data were collected during the focus group, and group data were analyzed during data gathering. Meaning making and interpretation of data was done from the systems psychodynamic perspective. The main theme of inclusion and exclusion is evidence of hidden texts in focus groups. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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