Using Focus Groups for Community Development. MSU Extension MontGuide
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Focus groups can be an effective means of involving citizens in a decision-making process. Yet, focus groups can also increase conflict and strain group dynamics if not properly executed. This publication provides information on the reasons to use a focus group, the steps involved, the types of questions that could be posed and expected outcomes.
Lachapelle, P.R. and T. Mastel. 2008. Using Focus Groups for Community Development. MSU Extension MontGuide MT200807HR. Bozeman, MT: MSU Extension. 4 pages.