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Details for «Focus Groups»
Small groups of people (typically 10-30 people) are invited or recruited to discuss a theme or proposal and provide insight on their values, concerns and perspectives (NEA 2004).
Focus groups allow for an in depth discussion on a specific topic with a few people over a couple of hours.
|Phase of decision making
|Number of Stakeholders Involved
|10 - 30
|Frequency of meetings
|Few meetings over short period (few weeks, months)
|Level of decision-making
|Combination of Stakeholders
|Implementer of the tool
|The tool supports the following objectives
Feeds into a legitimate process
Equality of access
Capacity building/ learning
Ability/freedom to speak
CIPAST. (2005). Participatory Methods Toolkit. Retrieved from Citizen Participation in Science and Technology
Participationcompass.org (undated): Focus Groups
Nuclear Energy Agency (2004). Stakeholder Involvement Techniques: Short Guide and Annotated Bibliography. OECD, 2004. NEA No. 5418
Case StudiesLicencing of a LILW Repository at Saligny
UK GM Nation Consultation (Focus Groups)