The use of focus groups in a study of attitudes to student nurse assessment

J Adv Nurs. 1993 Dec;18(12):1986-9. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1993.18121986.x.


This paper describes the use of focus groups in the first phase of a study to investigate the attitudes of teachers and clinical assessors to the assessment of student nurses. It offers a description of the methodology, with an analysis of its strengths and weaknesses.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Educational Measurement*
  • Faculty, Nursing*
  • Focus Groups / methods*
  • Nursing Methodology Research / methods*
  • Students, Nursing*