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Interviews and focus groups in qualitative research: an update for the digital age

Gill, Paul ORCID: and Baillie, Jessica ORCID: 2018. Interviews and focus groups in qualitative research: an update for the digital age. British Dental Journal 225 (7) , pp. 668-672. 10.1038/sj.bdj.2018.815

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Qualitative research is used increasingly in dentistry, due to its potential to provide meaningful, in-depth insights into participants' experiences, perspectives, beliefs and behaviours. These insights can subsequently help to inform developments in dental practice and further related research. The most common methods of data collection used in qualitative research are interviews and focus groups. While these are primarily conducted face-to-face, the ongoing evolution of digital technologies, such as video chat and online forums, has further transformed these methods of data collection. This paper therefore discusses interviews and focus groups in detail, outlines how they can be used in practice, how digital technologies can further inform the data collection process, and what these methods can offer dentistry.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 0007-0610
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 September 2018
Date of Acceptance: 2 July 2018
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 14:42

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