Planning Focus Groups

Author: David Morgan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761908173
Format: PDF
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David L Morgan covers the wide range of practical tasks required in the course of a research project when using focus groups. Throughout, Planning Focus Groups emphasizes the clarifying purposes of the research project in order to collect data that meet the goals. The author extensively and concisely covers the basic decisions that are necessary to plan a research project using focus groups, such as who should be in the groups, the total number of groups, their size and much more. This volume also features a detailed discussion of personnel and budgets. Among the other topics covered are recruitment, selecting locations, and recording and managing data. Practical material includes checklists and recruitment tools.

Developing Questions for Focus Groups

Author: David L. Morgan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761908197
Format: PDF
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Asking the right questions is critical in focus group interviewing. This book describes a practical process for identifying powerful themes and then offers an easy-to-understand strategy for translating those themes into questions. Richard Krueger suggests ways of categorizing, phrasing and sequencing focus group questions. Going beyond material presented in his earlier books, Krueger shares ideas for questions that get participants actively involved in the focus group interview. For example, he suggests asking participants to make lists, create report cards, sort pictures, draw, cut and paste, or participate in a mini-debate. The results of these activities not only yield insightful information but are also interesting and fun. This book helps make the process of developing good questions easier by outlining a process and offering many examples.

The Focus Group Guidebook

Author: David Morgan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761908180
Format: PDF, Docs
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Providing a general introduction to focus group research, Morgan includes the appropriate reasons for using focus groups and what you can expect to accomplish with them. He provides a brief history of focus groups, a discussion of when to use focus groups and why, and several brief case studies illustrating different uses of focus groups. The author covers the timeline and costs associated with focus groups, including a discussion of the ethical issues involved in focus group research. Thoroughly covering all the information to help you start your focus group project, this guidebook is appropriate for anybody beginning a focus group, as well as managers or clients who will be using focus groups.

Moderating Focus Groups

Author: Richard A. Krueger
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761908210
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume is indispensable for those who want to improve their focus group moderating skills. Based on years of experience in moderating and training others to moderate, Richard Krueger offers tips and sound advice on how to gain expertise in leading focus groups. The book is an easy-to-read overview of critical skills needed by moderators, the various approaches that successful moderators use and strategies for handling difficult situations. Beginners will find an invaluable guide and the more experienced will discover tips and strategies for honing their skills.

Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education

Author: Sara Delamont
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849807299
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education offers both basic and advanced discussions of data collection, analysis and representation of all the best qualitative methods used in educational research. It contains four comprehensive yet concise sections on perspectives, settings, data collection and data analysis and representation. Authors from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand contribute to a wide-ranging and provocative Handbook that will inspire novice researchers and re-invigorate experienced scholars. Its 44 well-documented chapters will serve academics and graduate students in educational research across all sectors of education from pre-school to graduate school, and all settings from formal to non-formal.