1 Prepare a critical analysis a qualitative 'study focusing problem 'statement 'study purpose research question literature review theoretical framework 2 The completed analysis 750 1 000 words 3 Refer resource Research Critique Part 1

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More so, they had to have a diversity of voices and a good mix. Furthermore, as regards focus groups it is important that the discussion be free-flowing and that workers be encouraged to open up and be honest in their views. This mix of languages and varied targeted audience with each sample was helpful.

I did, however wonder why languages were confined to English and Spanish when other restaurants, such as Asian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean, also prominent in the USA. An objective and accurate profile of current hand washing standards in restaurants may have been more profitable from involving a greater mix of languages and samples that are more indicative of the actual population.

More so, it would have been interesting to know whether researchers represented the type of people in the focus groups whom they addressed. It is important that both interviewee bias and interviewer bias are excluded form the study. Frequently, interviewee bias can best be excluded if the characteristics (gender, race, ethnicity and sod forth) match those of the interviewer. In this way, interviewee feels more comfortable with interviewer and is more apt to be open and transparent when responding. This, one may argue, is particularly so in a a focus group climate. Similarly, for interviews to have best results, interviewers need to be able to understand responses and able to fraternize with the interviewees so as to encourage them to talk. Misinterpretation should be a minimal and the 'same language' at a maximum (Breakwell et al, 1995). Researchers, therefore, may have profited from assistants if they themselves were not from studied populations.

In contradiction to quantitative studies where the more the better, focus groups benefit from small groups since the fewer the number of people presenting, the more relaxed and honest the atmosphere is more likely to be (Keegan, 2009). Indeed,in this case, each group featured 4 to 8 participators. There was however a glaring omission of diversity of people. For instance, African Americans, Asians, and so forth seemed to have been omitted from sample. This results in biased results.

The authors preferred telephone interviews noting that telephone focus groups provide more anonymity and generate more information compared with face-to-face groups. Whilst this may be…[continue]

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