Guidelines for Conducting a Focus Group – The following resource is an excellent overview of how to use focus groups and includes helpful tools and tips.
Introduction to Conducting Focus Groups – The PDF file linked here provides a comprehensive discussion of how to conduct a focus group.
Focus Groups – The resource below is an overview of focus groups and their uses in research.
Focus Groups – This link provides a brief overview of the use of focus groups in qualitative research.
Types of Focus Groups
Focus Groups – Pros/Cons and Types – The link below describes the various types of focus and when they would be appropriate.
Focus Groups – This resources discuss all aspects of conducting a focus groups, but also contains an explanation of the different types of focus groups.
Types of Focus Groups – The following resources briefly describe different types of focus groups.
Preparing for a Focus Group
Basics of Conducting Focus Groups – This resource provides a brief overview of the steps involved in preparing for a focus group study.
Conducting a Focus Group – The webpage linked here breaks down the focus group process into three phases and describes the steps that should be included in the preparation phase.
Effective Focus Group Questions