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Revista Lusófona de Educação

versão impressa ISSN 1645-7250

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GALEGO, Carla  e  GOMES, Alberto A.. Emancipation, rupture and innovation: the “focus group” as an investigation tool. Rev. Lusófona de Educação [online]. 2005, n.5, pp.173-184. ISSN 1645-7250.

In this paper we aim at clarifying and reflecting on the origin and nature of the “focus group” and its applicability to research in Social Sciences, particularly in Sociology. Thus we have opted for a description of the “focus group”, that is, the historic aspects of its creation and its initial applicability. Then a reflection follows on its introduction within the framework of research methodologies by considering the relationships established between the researcher and the researched. In this context the need arises to clarify whether that alternative can be considered a technique serving the investigation or whether, alternatively, it goes beyond that limit and may be considered a research method. Finally we will present a reflection on its implementation within Social Sciences with a view to opting for a qualitative approach to social phenomena.

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