Focus group methodology in a life course approach – individual accounts within a peer cohort group

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Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha; Smithson, Janet; Lewis, Suzan;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Routledge

This paper explores the use of focus group methodology as part of a life course approach building on Julia Brannen’s pioneering work in these two areas. Much life course research uses individual interviews, including biographical interview techniques. It is less usual t... View more
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