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Revista de Saúde Pública

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Abstract

CARLINI-COTRIM, Beatriz. Qualitative research methods in drug abuse research: discussing the potential use of focus group in Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1996, vol.30, n.3, pp. 285-293. ISSN 0034-8910.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101996000300013.

The focus group, a qualitative research method useful for Public Health investigation, is described and discussed. The potential application of the focus group method in drug abuse research in Brazil is emphasized.

Keywords : Research [methods]; Focus group [utilization]; Substance abuse.

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