publication . Article . 2013

Situational factors in focus group studies: a systematic review

Arne Orvik; Lillebeth Larun; Astrid Berland; Karin C. Ringsberg;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2013
  • Publisher: International Institute for Qualitative Methodolog
  • Country: Norway
The aim of this study was to see how contextual factors are expressed, used, and analyzed in data collected in focus group discussions (FGDs). The study includes an assessment of how the methodological reporting of contextual factors might influence and improve the trustworthiness of articles. Articles reporting workplace health, stress, and coping among health professionals were identified in a systematic review and used in the analysis. By using Vicsek's framework of situational factors for analysis of focus group results as a starting point, we found that contextual factors were most frequently described in the method sections and less frequently in the resul...
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free text keywords: focus groups, health professionals, mixed methods, situational factors, template analysis, workplace health, Education, VDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800, Dependability, Moderation, Psychology, Coping (psychology), Situational ethics, Credibility, Psychological safety, Contextual design, Focus group, Social psychology, lcsh:Social sciences (General), lcsh:H1-99
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