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ERIC Number: EJ869522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
From Focus Groups to Peer Discourse Sessions: The Evolution of a Method to Capture Language, Meaning, and Negotiation
Manuel, Tiffany; Kendall-Taylor, Nathaniel
New Directions for Youth Development, n124 p61-69 Win 2009
In this article, the authors describe a unique approach to conducting and analyzing focus groups, described as peer discourse analysis. The primary objective of this analysis is to examine the shape and form of the discourses and negotiations that develop organically among peers in discussions of social issues. Peer discourse analysis has both descriptive and prescriptive utility, as it is also used to experiment with frames that might improve people's understanding of complex social problems. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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