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FOCUS GROUPS: A FEMINIST METHOD

S. WILKINSON

FOCUS GROUPS: A FEMINIST METHOD

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Published in PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN QUARTERLY, V.2321999, PGS.221-44 .
Written in English


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FOCUS GROUPS: A FEMINIST METHOD by S. WILKINSON Download PDF EPUB FB2

Abstract. Focus groups are little used in feminist psychology, despite their methodological advantages. Following a brief introduction to the method, the article details three key ways in which the use of focus groups addresses the feminist critique of traditional methods in psychology. Focus groups Cited by: There are, of course, other feminist psycholo- gists who rely on conversations between groups of participants as a means of data zyxwvu z zyxwvut WILKINSON collection but do not use the term “focus groups” or rely on the literature as- sociated with this method.

Despite the current ‘resurgence of interest’ (Lunt and Livingstone, 79) in focus groups, particularly in applied areas, such as communication/ media studies, education and health care, few feminists are yet using the method.

Limited use of focus groups by feminists is suggested by the omission of the method from feminist research methods texts: for example, focus groups. In any case, in order to conduct a feminist focus group interview, researchers will need more information than is currently avail-able on such topics as recruiting subjects, constructing questions, arrang-ing and running groups, and dealing with the data in ways that fit with feminist research principles.

Focus Groups. The groups lustrate the advantages of focus groups over (rarely more than 12 people at a time, and more other methods, and analysed solely at the level commonly 6 to 8) can either consist File Size: 89KB. Focus Groups: Theory and Practice, Second Edition provides a systematic treatment of the design, conduct, and interpretation of focus group discussions withi.

A focus group, as a research method, ‘involved more than one participant per data collection session’ (Wilkinson ). As such, the focus group method is sometimes referred to as a focus group interview, a group interview, or a group File Size: KB.

However, despite these practical and theoretical disadvantages, focus groups have already shown their value, both as theory and as method, for feminist psychology. Focus groups Cited by: Wherever possible, there should be a focus group team.

The team should have at least two people. One person is the facilitator and the other is the note taker. It is important to have a note taker to record the focus group feedback. It can negatively impact the discussion if the facilitator is stopping to write things down. A focus groupFile Size: KB. Focus group research, like much of the theory and method of contemporary social science, originated with the pioneering efforts of Paul Lazersfeld.

Th roughout t he s, Lazarsfeld and. Developing Focus Group Research: Politics, Theory and Practice. This book critically examines the potential of, and suggests ways forward in, harnessing a versatile and powerful method of research - focus s: 1. Focus groups are a data collection method.

Data is collected through a semi-structured group interview process. Focus groups are moderated by a group leader. Focus groups are generally used to collect data on a specific topic. Focus group methods emerged in the s with the work of Merton and Fiske who used focus groups.

issues which arose for me in using focus groups as a research method. I look academics working from a variety of feminist perspectives. This paper draws on data from the 14 UK focus groups (for a report of the findings from the trans-national study see Lewis et al.

The UK groups. London: Continuum Chapter 1 and 2 (book can be found via Locate – hard copies only) Recommended: Frey, J.H. and Fontana, A. () The Group Interview in Social Research. In D. Morgan (Ed.) Successful Focus Groups: Advancing the State of the Art.

London Sage. Madriz, E. () Focus Groups in Feminist. “Krueger and Casey’s book does a magnificent job of incorporating both theoretical and practical approaches to the study of focus groups. It is the only hands-on book which explores the process of focus group research.” Theresa Carilli, Purdue University Calumet.

"An excellent 'focused' book on focus groups – anyone who reads this book. ′This volume accomplishes a great deal, combing theory and practice, abstract concepts and realistic, workable suggestions.

Many of the studies and stories are fascinating as well as valuable research paradigms′ ùCONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGYThe topic of feminist research has frequently been neglected in standard research methods books.

focus group discussion is a commonly used method. Focus group dis-cussion is a technique where a researcher assembles a group of indi-viduals to discuss a specific topic, aiming to Cited by:   Focus group discussion can be utilised within a suite of techniques in a multi‐method research design, as a principal research method in its own right, or as a form of Cited by: However, the focus group method is becoming popular in feminist and postmodernist ethnographic studies.

12 These researchers contend that the focus group method recovers the voice of members of marginalized groups in society, 25 The focus group method Cited by: Thus the authors of feminist family studies often apply (and reformulate) qualitative methodologies to call on voices not often represented.

The articles and book reviews in this special issue follow this tradition. Mezey's article is based on eight focus groups Author: Maxine Baca Zinn, Heather E. Dillaway. SAGE Video Bringing teaching, learning and research to life. SAGE Books The ultimate social sciences digital library.

SAGE Reference The complete guide for your research journey. SAGE. is a platform for academics to share research papers. The purpose of this article is to discuss issues related to group interaction data in focus groups.

How should it be analyzed and reported. The author addresses these questions using qualitative research approaches with examples from her research to foster further discussion regarding focus group Cited by:   Participatory and power-sharing approaches to focus group facilitation have been described by feminist researchers, action researchers (1, 18), decolonizing (19–21), and indigenous researchers (who also describe variations on focus groups such as conversational method, talking circles or research-sharing circle methods Cited by: Focus groups are a popular, widely accepted, and legitimate research method to determine attitudes, experiences, perceptions, and knowledge on a wide range of topics in many fields of.

Focus groups are group discussions conducted with the participation of 7 to 12 people to capture their experiences and views regarding specific issues closely related to research question (s). Focus groups data collection method.

feminist paradigm. Method In this project, researchers conducted a focus group to respond to a critique of the feminist model. A focus group is a qualitative data collection method that involves bringing a group File Size: KB.

Focus groups in feminist research: Power, interaction, and the co-construction of meaning S Wilkinson Women's studies international forum 21 (1),  Being a qualitative method, focus groups are also useful in generating a rich understanding of research participants' experiences and beliefs.

24,25 In dentistry, focus groups Cited by: In her forthcoming book, Feminism LOL: Media Culture and 'Feminism on the Ground' in a Postfeminist Age Press draws on focus group data and textual analysis to explore the impact of second wave feminism.

Focus groups are a form of qualitative research that is commonly used in product marketing and marketing research, but it is a popular method within sociology as well. During a focus group, a group Author: Ashley Crossman.

Advancing Our Craft: Focus Group Methods and Practice. Qualitative Health Research, 20(5), This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike International License. The search for a method: Focus groups and the development of mass Madriz, E.

Focus groups in feminist File Size: 94KB. Asking whether a new Swedish rating system based on the Bechdel test can evaluate a film's feminism exposes the problems with labeling a film "feminist" in the. Wilkinson, S. ‘Focus Groups: A Feminist Method.’ In S.

Nagy Hesse-Biber and M. Yaiser (eds) Feminist Perspectives on Social Research, – Oxford: Oxford University Cited by: 1. Volume 2: Planning Focus Groups This volume covers the wide range of practical tasks that need to get done in the course of a research project using focus groups.

A major topic is making the basic decisions about the group's format, such as the size of the groups, their composition, the total number of groups. This study used Ruth’s story in the Bible and reinterpreted it with feminist theological perspectives to address the related issues of Taiwanese female pastors’ economic Author: Yu-Fen Lin.

Feminist Research Practice: A Primer provides a unique, hands-on approach to exploring a range of feminist perspectives of the research process in order to bridge the divide between theory and research methods.

Chapter 8 on the practice of feminist focus groups Price: $ define the termfocus group,to discuss, in general, the ways schools can use them, and to provide some specific examples of their use by schools.

We then make a case for using focus groups in schools and also explain when they should not be used. Finally, we explain how focus group .