Slide 1

  • Use a number of structured questions to help focus the group's discussion

  • Usually 8-10 participants

  • Through group's exchanges can explore issues of concern and identify strategies for action

Slide 2

  • To be effective focus groups need to:

    • have clear aims about what is to be achieved

    • involve the most appropriate and representative participants

    • be conducted in partnership with relevant agencies

    • be carefully planned, organised and run

    • use skilled focus group facilitators

    • result in action