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Focus group resource requirements

  Preparation Implementation Analysis
Investigator time,
skill, and
knowledge

Training or experience in writing questions for focus groups

Hiring staff with appropriate skills

Training staff

Acquiring equipment

Time – Low to Medium depending on experience/skill level

Soliciting for student participants

Coordinating venue
arrangements, additional
staff and student
participants

Time – Low

Training or experience in analyzing qualitative data.

Time – Medium to High depending on number of groups and length of sessions.

Additional staff

None

Assistant trained or
experienced in conducting
focus groups

Assistant trained or experienced in transcription.

Estimate transcription time at 3-5 hours per hour of audiotape depending on recording quality and staff experience/skill.

Student time

None

1-2 hours

None

Other resources

None

Venue/Room

Audio recorder & media

Transcribing machine (optional)

Qualitative analysis software (optional)

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