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J Contin Educ Nurs. 1999 Mar-Apr;30(2):62-5; quiz 94-5.

Using focus group methodology in nursing.

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Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 35487-0358, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The need to obtain quality data in a cost-efficient manner spawned an exploration of research methods. The value of focus group methodology for multiple roles in nursing became evident.

METHOD:

This article describes the purpose, process, and application of focus group methodology for nursing continuing education.

RESULTS:

Ideas for use of focus group methodology in nursing continuing education are suggested.

CONCLUSION:

Focus group methodology can enhance the work of nurses in continuing education roles.

PMID:
10382456
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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