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There are many agencies in California and across the US that provide technical assistance and research support for HIV prevention organizations. Each chapter section in the Data Collection Toolbox has an Appendix that provides references to articles or books. In addition, at the end of each chapter are Pointers and/or Examples of that tool. For example, at the end of Chapter 3: Focus Groups, there are Pointers for conducting a group, as well as two Examples of focus group questions for young women and young men who have sex with men. In the Appendix, there is also a list of web sites, booklets and articles that provide more in-depth training for conducting focus groups, along with ordering information.

Appendix 6, General Resources, lists real people resources, that is, agencies and individuals that can be of help in conducting formative research.


Good Questions, Better Answers --  1998 California Department of Health Services and Northern California Grantmakers AIDS Task Force  --