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BUSS THOFEHRN, Maira et al. Focus group: a technique for data collection in qualitative research. Index Enferm [online]. 2013, vol.22, n.1-2, pp.75-78. ISSN 1699-5988.

The present study aims at presenting the theoretical aspects that enable the use of focus group technique in collecting qualitative data in health. The focus group research is used in the health area, from the 80's. This technique is essential for dealing with health issues in the workplace under the social sphere, it is proposed the study of relationships of different professional groups in the area, the various work processes and even the possibility of identifying the needs health of the population. To use this method, the researcher needs careful planning stages of members of that technique. Also be prepared at all times and observe the collection of information, for security by bringing together participants around a specific topic, and thus achieve the objectives of the proposed research.

Keywords : Nursing; Methods; Work environment; Focus group; Qualitative Research.

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