Journal article

Using Videoconferencing Focus Groups in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research With Chinese Im/Migrants in Australia

Horas TH Wong, Defeng Jin, Pan Wang, Yingli Sun, Limin Mao, Ye Zhang, Erin Ogilvie, Daniel Vujcich, Christy Newman, Catherine C O'Connor, Cathy Vaughan, Allison Carter

QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Videoconferencing focus groups have emerged as a popular method for collecting qualitative data. However, its use in sexual and reproductive health research is still very much in its infancy. Based on participants' feedback and researchers' reflections on using videoconferencing focus groups to collect sexual and reproductive health data with 39 heterosexual and non-heterosexual Chinese im/migrants in Australia, we discuss some of the key lessons learned, and considerations involved in shifting from face-to-face to online focus groups. Overall, videoconferencing focus groups appeared to be a highly feasible and acceptable way to discuss "sensitive" topics with Chinese im/migrants. Importantl..

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