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Reconvened group

A group discussion that is carried out over two or more sessions that are separated in time, usually by days or weeks. This allows issues raised in the earlier session(s) to be considered and explored by participants in the course of their daily lives, then further examined in subsequent discussions.

In the UK, MRS Code of Conduct Guidelines prohibit the re-contacting of research participants for further research sessions unless this is agreed at the first point of contact, except in special circumstances. Therefore, it is usually necessary to plan re-convened groups carefully in advance.

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