Use of focus group data from countries with linguistic differences: translation, analysis and presentation

Alzyood, Mamdooh and Jackson, Debra and Aveyard, Helen and Brooke, Joanne (2020) Use of focus group data from countries with linguistic differences: translation, analysis and presentation. Nurse Researcher, 28 (1). pp. 17-24. ISSN 1351-5578

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Abstract

Background: Focus group discussions for data collection in nursing research has increased. Data from focus groups provides rich in-depth understanding of a phenomenon, which can inform clinical practice. Guidance on facilitating focus groups has been developed, however there is a lack of guidance on techniques of translating, analysing and presenting focus group data from countries with linguistic differences
Aim: To explore contemporary examples of translating, analysing and presenting focus group data from countries with linguistic differences and provide an in-depth example of the decision making process from one study with focus group data from two countries.
Methods: A discussion paper to guide recommendations for focus group data analysis from countries with linguistic differences.
Discussion: The experience from undertaking focus groups across two countries and contemporary nursing research has highlighted the need for a clear rationale and transparency in the reporting of translating, analysing and presentation of data. Detailed and transparent reporting needs to include not only the translation process, but when this occurred, either pre or post analysis, and when or if the data was amalgamated.
Implications for research/practice: There is a clear need for evidence-based guidance on the reporting of translation, transcription and analysis of focus group data from countries with linguistic difficulties.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.7748/nr.2020.e1679
Date: 6 February 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: communication, data collection, focus groups, language, professional, qualitative research, research, research methods
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Joanne Brooke
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 07:54
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 12:59
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8195

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