4- to 6-page paper outlining a focus group protocol:

Describe a subgroup from your community (include relevant demographics such as gender, socioeconomic status, age).
Restate the public health problem in the community health profile you created in Week 5.
Create six questions for the focus group related to the identified public health problem (e.g., contributing factors, potential solutions, assets available to solve the problem).
Describe methods you would use for recruiting participants and collecting and managing the data. Explain why these methods would be effective.
Create a brief (two-paragraph) consent form that summarizes the reason for the focus group, procedures to be followed, participants’ rights, and procedures for maintaining confidentiality


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University of Kansas. (2012). The Community Tool Box: Assessing community needs and resources.
Section 6, “Conducting Focus Groups.” Available at http://ctb.ku.edu/en/tablecontents/sub_section_main_1018.aspx
University of Kansas. (2012). The Community Tool Box: Assessing community needs and resources.
Section 12, “Conducting Interviews.” Available at http://ctb.ku.edu/en/tablecontents/section_1047.aspx
World Health Organization. (2012). Informed consent form templates. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/rpc/research_ethics/informed_consent/en/

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