Storytelling, Group Dynamics, and Professional Cultures: Lessons from a Focus Group Study

Jill L. Grant
  • Planning Theory & Practice, September 2011, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/14649357.2011.617497

Storytelling in planning

What is it about?

The kinds of stories that planners tell in focus groups offer insights not only into the content of what they discuss but power relationships amongst group members.

Why is it important?

Those using focus or discussion groups as a strategy for peer or community engagement in planning will find helpful insights into how to manage them to facilitate interaction.

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