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This quantitative study was followed up by a focus group conducted in Broward County. The goal of this project was to conduct a thorough assessment for community services and community needs on Nutrition and Fitness. Below are some of the questions and responses from the focus group about physical activity (you can also find responses in this file if you would like to print it for your analysis: Focus group responses.pdfActions ). Using the responses below, conduct a content analysis and write a summary of your methods and conclusions by answering the following questions in a paragraph (8-10 sentences):
A. How did you code your data?
B. What categories did you create?
C. Which categories are most relevant? How are your categories connected or related to each other?
D. Is there a hierarchy among the categories? If so, explain the hierarchy?
E. What is your overall conclusion from the focus group responses?
F. How might this information help us understand the quantitative data better? What were you able to understand from the qualitative data that we would not have understood from the quantitative data alone?
**Remember YOU are the researcher. You have to determine the best way to analyze this data to arrive at a conclusion. There is not necessarily a right or wrong answer. This is to give you practice on how to work with qualitative data. I am checking more so for if you grasp the concept of HOW to analyze the data regardless of the codes, categories, or conclusion as well as how qualitative data can help inform quantitative data.
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Reference: Mulligan, D., Doldren, M., Ward, S., Pierre, R., Wang, C. (2006). Focus group report.