It also becomes important to give a few conventions of focus group participation like at one time only one person should speak explaining the problems that occur with recordings when people have spoken over each other. Another important brought to notice here is that data is treated confidentially and anonymized, the session would be open and everyone’s views would be considered important. The amount of time taken up also becomes another significant requirement.
During the phase of introduction, focus group researchers also ask participants to fill in forms that could provide basic socio-demographic information about themselves like gender, age, occupation. Participants are then encouraged to introduce themselves and also write their first names on a card or badge which is presented to them to pride everyone’s name
In the end the moderators should thank the group members for their active involvement and participation. They should also inform them about the usage of their information they have supplied. Need for any further session would necessitate steps to be taken to coordinate the same.
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