Guidelines: Interviews and focus groups
Researchers must provide a list of interview questions, or sample questions/topics, that will be asked.
Interview participants must be informed if they are to be audio or video-recorded during their interviews.
They must also be made aware that they can withdraw at any time and have the material they provided removed and destroyed (if recorded).
For focus group participants, although they can withdraw at any time they must understand that if the focus groups are recorded, they will not be able to request that their answers be erased/destroyed because this would require destroying the material provided by other individuals.