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Table 1 Exercise used by participant group

From: Improving the use of focus group discussions in low income settings

Participant group Exercise used Mean length Ethiopia Mean length Nigeria
Mothers Picture pile sorting
Decision tree
Predictive story telling
Provocative statements
2 h 1 h and 15 mins
Grandmothers Associative pictures
Picture ranking
Predictive story telling
Provocative statements
2 h 40 mins 1 h and 15 mins
Fathers Associative pictures
Predictive story telling
Provocative statements
1 h and 40 mins 1 h and 20 mins
CHWs Picture pile sorting
Decision tree
Provocative statements
1 h and 40 mins 1 h and 10 mins
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