Asia Pacific Insights

Perspectives and Voices from all over Asia Pacific.

Focus Group Discussions via WhatsApp

Focus group discussions are an important tool for gathering qualitative data on a particular topic. They involve bringing together a group of individuals to discuss their experiences, beliefs, and opinions related to the topic of interest. Traditionally, focus group discussions were always in person but virtual focus group discussions have become more common with the…

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day is an annual observance on March 21st that aims to raise awareness and promote understanding of Down syndrome. The day serves as a powerful platform to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome, while also raising awareness of their rights and celebrating their unique talents and accomplishments. It…

Conducting Research in a Global Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted every aspect of human life and has largely affected how experts conduct research. Researchers have been faced with numerous challenges such as limitations in accessing research participants, reduction in funding and resources, and health and safety concerns (Howlett, 2021). However, despite these difficulties, conducting research during the pandemic remains…

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