Further Reading

Links to SAGE readings have been provided, non-SAGE readings are suggested and you may be able to find these via your university’s library.

In Chapter 6 we stressed the importance of interaction, and analyzing interaction, in group interviews. For a rather different view, see:

Morgan, D.L. (2010) ‘Reconsidering the role of interaction in analyzing and reporting focus groups’, Qualitative Health Research, 20(5): 718–22. doi: 10.1177/1049732310364627.

For an example of a focus group study using thematic analysis to shed light on views of a new policy, this paper on parents’ perceptions of HPV vaccine describes well how the study was done, and lists the prompts used in the focus groups:

Pitts, M.J., Adams Tufts, K. (2013) ‘Implications of the Virginia human papillomavirus vaccine mandate for parental vaccine acceptance’, Qualitative Health Research, doi: 10.1177/1049732312470871.

This study uses focus groups and observations to shed light on how a weight loss programme for men, in collaboration with football clubs, worked:

Bunn, C., Wyke, S., Gray, C. M., Maclean, A. and Hunt, K. (2016) ‘”Coz football is what we all have”: masculinities, practice, performance and effervescence in a gender‐sensitised weight‐loss and healthy living programme for men’, Sociology of Health & Illness, 38(5): 812–28.