Online text-based focus groups in journalism studies


  • Morten Thomsen



qualitative, focus groups, online, text-based, sensitive, synchronous


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How to Cite

Thomsen, M. (2023). Online text-based focus groups in journalism studies. Journalistica, 17(1), 233–237.



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