The discussion session will follow. For this I have divided the questions into those that introduce the topic, those that explore it and an open ended exit question to encourage final thoughts or feelings to be expressed. The results of the discussion will be recorded and transcribed afterwards.
I will carry out the short instructed component after the discussion and a break. I will use a convenient section of each song followed by their relevant short surveys.
I feel reasonably well prepared but am a little nervous as it is my first time mediating a focus group. This year has certainly allowed me to create opportunities for myself to learn about research methods and try them out. I feel it is a real positive that I have tried to include a variety of these methods in my study. One thing that has helped is my personal experiences of being a participant in both face to face and telephone interview as well as a focus group which met several times for a re-provisioning project.