4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research (Plastic Comb)
Very, very good.
Having previous experience in psychotherapeutic groups, I needed to carry out focus groups for the first time in my MSc research. This book has been great help. Written in lay language and common sense, very well structured, covers all important areas and is packed with plenty of tips, hints adn checklists.
Although it is not written exclusively for the health sector, but for all types of focus groups (marketing research, education, health, etc), it is honest and can be used by researchers in all fields- it keeps it quite neutral.
Other books I have on qualitative research are too theoretical (just the stages of a focus group session, etc), this one goes straight to reality and practical issues with experience-based advice.
Very easy to use and read. If you have no experience in focus groups and need to learn with a hands-on book that will make you feel more confident and ready, i would totally recommend Krueger's book.