Focus Groups: A Selective Annotated Bibliography

Focus Groups: A Selective Annotated Bibliography

by Graham R. Walden
     
 

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Physicians, health researchers, and nurses make extensive use of focus groups. Thus, researchers and readers need access to the realm of applications of focus group methodology in the wide variety of medical and health sciences. In this second installment of a two-volume examination of ten recent years (1998-2007) of focus group studies and research literature, author

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Physicians, health researchers, and nurses make extensive use of focus groups. Thus, researchers and readers need access to the realm of applications of focus group methodology in the wide variety of medical and health sciences. In this second installment of a two-volume examination of ten recent years (1998-2007) of focus group studies and research literature, author Graham R. Walden turns his attention from the arts, humanities, and non-medical sciences to the medical and health sciences, concentrating on a broad range of studies in books, book chapters, and journal articles that are available in English.

Focus Groups, Volume II: A Selective Annotated Bibliography: Medical and Health Sciences covers over 500 articles on a multitude of topics in the medical and health sciences, such as the health profession and the practice of medicine, public health, and several different bodily systems and types of diseases. The annotations in this bibliography describe the content of a source document to help the reader discern whether pursuit of the full text is appropriate or desirable. This book offers significant benefits to all medical personnel; graduate and undergraduate students; professional focus group practitioners; and individuals seeking increased awareness of studies that have been conducted in the health arena.

Editorial Reviews

March 2009 American Reference Books Annual
Highly recommended for academic libraries, and for libraries supporting frequent users of focus groups.
February 2009 CHOICE
Walden offers a useful resource for determining the application of the technique in many nonmedical disciplines....This work provides a useful tool for identifying the many ways in which focus group studies have been used, but its strongest value is in its facilitation of a multidisciplinary understanding of methodological practice. Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810869691
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
442
File size:
597 KB

Meet the Author

Graham R. Walden is a librarian and professor at Ohio State University.

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