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Relationship analysis: proposals for analysing relationship dynamics in focus groups

Relationship analysis: proposals for analysing relationship dynamics in focus groups

Cataldi, Silvia, author

When carrying out research, the analysis of data collected from focus groups is assimilated into the analysis of data from individual interviews. By making this choice, we risk losing sight of the characteristics of the information gained from focus groups, and its relational and dialogical dimensions. In fact, it's almost impossible to talk about data derived from focus groups without considering what lies at the root of this tool, that is, the dialogue between the social actors, the processes involved in the collective construction of assertions and the negotiation of meanings. This study presents a proposal for the relationship analysis of information and, through the use of social psychology and sociograms, shows how it is possible to carry out an analysis of the interaction and of individual and group behaviour that underlines the social character of data collected using focus group techniques

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published London: SAGE, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Silvia Cataldi
ISBN: 1473949998, 9781473949997
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 25, 2015).
Physical Description: 1 online resource : illustration (black and white).
Series: SAGE research methods. Cases
Subject: Interpersonal relations Research Case studies.; Focus groups Case studies.
Series Title: SAGE research methods. Cases.