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Re-Focussing Qualitative Research: Improving the efficacy, rigour and relevance of focus group discussions in Aboriginal health service contexts (Re-Focus)

Project Member(s): Dawson, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2015

Summary: This project involves an in-depth investigation into the use of Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) in Aboriginal health services research. FGDs are a common way of gathering qualitative data in Aboriginal health services research, however there have been no studies on the question of whether they are appropriate research tools in such contexts. The aim of this project is to generate knowledge to inform the accountable, culturally appropriate, ethically sound and methodologically rigorous use of FGDs in qualitative Aboriginal health service research.

Keywords: Aboriginal health, Indigenous knowledge, Focus group discussions

FOR Codes: Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health