FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION And KEY INFORMANT INTERVIEWS. Amol Dongre MD MPS Department of Community Medicine MGIMS, Sewagram. What is focus group discussion? Why focus group When to use FGD Composition & Selection of participants Role of moderator Role of note-taker
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KEY INFORMANT INTERVIEWS
Amol Dongre MD MPS
Department of Community Medicine
FGD is a group discussion of approximately 6-12 persons guided by a facilitator, during which the members of the group talk freely and spontaneously about a certain topic.
FGD thus aims to be more than question-answer interaction where in the members are also encouraged to discuss the topic among themselves.
NOT individuals who will dominate the
discussion or inhibit the participation of
others in the group
either random sampling or by any alternative
major social divisions and/or background
characteristics. Age and sex often
considered for assigning participants into
through personal experience or interest
arising from a particular role or position
in advance. A time limit of one and one-
half hours is desirable and two hours is
time and clearly