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Ciencia, docencia y tecnología

versión On-line ISSN 1851-1716


BERTOLDI, Sandra; FIORITO, María Elisa  y  ALVAREZ, Mabel. Focal group and local development: contributions for a theoretical-methodological coordination. Cienc. docencia tecnol. [online]. 2006, n.33, pp. 111-131. ISSN 1851-1716.

The aim of this article is to display a way of questioning a technique for the gathering of information through the analysis of the interaction process of the reflexivities involved (researcher-informant), and at the same time show how fertile it is in the field of local development, because it enables to grasp and interpret social relations and processes. The technique analyzed is the Focal Group. Its application and the constant reflection on its implementation have led us to some considerations, adjustments and reformulations that have driven us away from what has been methodologically prescribed, but which have made it possible for us to make progress in the shaping of a new technique which we think is more adequate for research in the field of local development. We are particularly interested in the development of the construction of the "scene" required for its implementation in the case of research on this subject.

Palabras clave : Focal Group; Research scene; Reflexivity; Local Development.

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