The Focus Group Method as an In-depth Method?: Young Women Talking About Sexuality
2005 (English)In: International Journal of Social Research Methodology, ISSN 1364-5579, Vol. 8, no 4, 331-344 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article discusses whether the focus group method can be employed with troubled groups and for the discussion of high-involvement topics. It analyses focus groups' discourse of high-involvement topics, such as 'the body', 'relationships', and 'sexuality', conducted with female adolescents aged 15-20 years at a detention home. Contrary to the traditional belief that the focus group method is designed for low-involvement topics and mainstream groups, our analyses of the discursive devices employed suggest that the method can indeed be used for high-involvement topics. We also argue that other methods would not have given us 'deeper' insights and that the focus group method can be seen as a less intrusive method to be used in this setting.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 8, no 4, 331-344 p.
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13447DOI: 10.1080/1364557042000119607OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13447DiVA: diva2:20762