Focus groups with young people: a participatory approach to research
Recorded on July 2016
Author: Bagnoli, Anna and Clark Andrew
Publisher: Journal of Youth Studies
Geographic Coverage: Not location-specific
Type of Resource: Methodology
Vulnerable groups: Children general
Developed with children and young people? Yes
Type of participation: Consultation with children (e.g. surveys, consultative events or workshops)
Availability: Restricted Access
Keywords: Daily Lives, Focus Groups, Identities, Multi-method, Participant Recruitment, Participatory Approach, Relationships, Research Design, Young People
In this paper we present our experiences of conducting focus groups with young people as part of a participatory approach to research design and participant recruitment.
The research is a prospective, 10-year, qualitative, longitudinal project investigating young people’s daily lives, relationships, and identities, and the ways these change over time. It adopts a multi-method approach in which each participant has a choice about which methods to be involved with.