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May 2015 - Using Focus Groups to Explore Young People's Perceptions of Fashion Counterfeiting: Developing a Criminological Understanding of the Consumption of Counterfeit Fashion Goods


If you are interested in finding out more about consumers’ patterns and behavioural attitudes towards fashion and fashion counterfeiting, then you will love this month’s featured case! Moreover, if you are a teacher or student of social sciences wishing to see a successful example of combining qualitative and quantitative methods to provide insightful results, then this case will inspire your own research! In this case, author Jo Lange reveals the challenges of maintaining reliable research using focus group methods with high school students, and she provides valuable tips for valid and ethical analysis.

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This month's curated cases are on the subject of Music and Performance.

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