Conducting focus groups with Latino populations: Lessons from the field

Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor, Mayra Y. Bámaca

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Abstract

We explore the use of focus groups with Latino families. Based on our work with Colombian, Guatemalan, Mexican, and Puerto Rican mothers, we review the factors that make this methodology particularly useful for working with these families. In addition, we provide a number of strategies for making the use of focus groups with Latino populations successful. These strategies can be broadly applied to practical aspects of working with Latino populations, as well as in research settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-272
Number of pages12
JournalFamily Relations
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

Keywords

  • Families
  • Focus groups
  • Latino
  • Mothers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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