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Br Dent J. 2008 Mar 22;204(6):291-5. doi: 10.1038/bdj.2008.192.

Methods of data collection in qualitative research: interviews and focus groups.

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Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL. PWGill@glam.ac.uk

Abstract

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.

PMID:
18356873
DOI:
10.1038/bdj.2008.192
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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