Literature review: considerations in undertaking focus group research with culturally and linguistically diverse groups

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 2007, 16 (6), pp. 1000 - 1011
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Aims. This integrated literature review seeks to identify the key considerations in conducting focus groups and discusses the specific considerations for focus group research with culturally and linguistically diverse groups. Background. The focus group method is a technique of group interview that generates data through the opinions expressed by participants. Focus groups have become an increasingly popular method of data collection in health care research. Although focus groups have been used extensively with Western populations, they are a particularly useful tool for engaging culturally and linguistically diverse populations. The success of focus groups in this context is dependent upon the cultural competence of the research team and the research questions.
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