Methods of data collection in qualitative research: Interviews and focus groups

P. Gill, K. Stewart, E. Treasure, B. Chadwick

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This paper explores the most common methods of data collection used in qualitative research: interviews and focus groups. The paper examines each method in detail, focusing on how they work in practice, when their use is appropriate and what they can offer dentistry. Examples of empirical studies that have used interviews or focus groups are also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-295
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Dental Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2008

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