Focus Groups

ICAR /MAR use focus groups widely in our attitudinal studies.  The productive interaction between participants in a focus group allow for in-depth development of insights into attitudes, beliefs and reactions in response to the views of other people.   Focus groups allow us to determine not only what issues and views are important around a particular issue but precisely why they are important.  Neil Amas has particular expertise in this area.  He has designed, sampled, and moderated a large number of focus group sessions with asylum seeker and migrant groups, often using interpreters, most recently on the question of confidence in the police among migrant groups.