1. Introduction; 2. Planning international focus group research; 3. Preparing the discussion guide; 4. Training the focus group team; 5. Participant recruitment; 6. Group composition; 7. Number of groups and group size; 8. Group location; 9. Conducting the group discussion; 10. Recording the focus group discussion; 11. Data preparation and analysis; 12. Reporting focus group research.
A practical guide to conducting focus group discussions in health and social science research.
Monique M. Hennink is an Associate Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory University. She previously worked at the University of Southampton on a research program funded by the UK Department for International Development, conducting reproductive health research in developing countries. Monique has taught qualitative methods to researchers and graduates students in China, India, Uganda, Malawi, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States of America.