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Focus Groups

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In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Dr Marina Kurkchiyan (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford) about using focus groups in Socio-Legal research.

Produced by Linda Mulcahy and Urania Chiu.

Readings on Focus Groups Recommended by Dr Marina Kurkchiyan

Kamberelis, G. and Dimitriadis, G. (2020). Focus Group Research: Retrospect and Prospect. In Leavy, P. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research (Oxford University Press).

Smithson, J., (2000). Using and Analysing Focus Groups: Limitations and Possibilities. 3(2) International Journal of Social Research Methodology 103-119.

Krzyzanowski, M. (2008). Analysing Focus Group Discussions. In R. Wodak, R. and Krzyzanowski, M. (eds). Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 162-181.

About the Speaker

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Dr Marina Kurkchiyan

Emeritus Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Marina is a sociologist who specialises in comparative legal cultures, the post communist transition and the impact of development issues on the rules of law. She has conducted empirical research in many European and Central Asian countries.

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