Interviewing the moderator: an ancillary method to focus groups

Janine Morgall Traulsen, Anna Birna Almarsdóttir, Ingunn Björnsdóttir

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There has been an upsurge of academic interest in using focus groups (FGs) as a main or stand-alone qualitative method. In this article, the authors introduce a recently developed ancillary method to FGs called interviewing the moderator. The method is employed immediately after an FG and consists of a one-on-one interview with the FG moderator by another member of the research team. The authors argue, with reference to a specific study, that interviewing the moderator adds a new and valuable dimension to group interviews used in research. They describe how this method came about and provide a concrete example of its use in a recently completed research project. They discuss several advantages of the interview, among them that it provides information about group interaction and participant behavior, and furnishes additional data on what is discussed when the tape recorder is turned off.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftQualitative Health Research
Vol/bind14
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)714-25
Antal sider12
ISSN1049-7323
DOI
StatusUdgivet - maj 2004

Fingeraftryk

Focus Groups
Interviews
Research

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Traulsen, J. M., Almarsdóttir, A. B., & Björnsdóttir, I. (2004). Interviewing the moderator: an ancillary method to focus groups. Qualitative Health Research, 14(5), 714-25. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732304263680
Traulsen, Janine Morgall ; Almarsdóttir, Anna Birna ; Björnsdóttir, Ingunn. / Interviewing the moderator : an ancillary method to focus groups. I: Qualitative Health Research. 2004 ; Bind 14, Nr. 5. s. 714-25.
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Interviewing the moderator : an ancillary method to focus groups. / Traulsen, Janine Morgall; Almarsdóttir, Anna Birna; Björnsdóttir, Ingunn.

I: Qualitative Health Research, Bind 14, Nr. 5, 05.2004, s. 714-25.

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