Focus Group Interviews in Education and Psychology

Author: Sharon Vaughn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803958937
Format: PDF, Kindle
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While there are many books that address focus groups, most are directed at business and marketing. This book differs by demonstrating the specific steps necessary to conduct focus groups in educational and psychological settings. Using numerous examples, the authors show how to prepare for a focus group, create a moderator's guide, select a setting and analyze results. In addition, there is a chapter on focus groups with children and adolescents. Each chapter contains procedural tables as well as applications for performing `trial runs' of the techniques discussed.

Focus Groups

Author: David W. Stewart
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148332396X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The fully updated Third Edition of Focus Groups: Theory and Practice offers a unique blend of focus group theory and practice in a single, easy-to-read source. It provides systematic treatment to the design, conduct, and interpretation of focus group data within the context of social science research and theory. Known for accessibility and step-by-step guidance, comprehensive treatment, and historical perspective, the book examines every facet of focus group research, from the selection and recruitment of group participants, to the selection of a moderator and conducting of interviews, to the analysis of focus group data. The Third Edition reflects the growing use of focus group research to address an increasingly broad array of issues that have a global span, and also provides more guidance on conducting virtual focus groups.

Successful Focus Groups

Author: David Morgan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803948743
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the first book to systematically address the issues, practical wisdom and problems in conducting focus groups. Written by an interdisciplinary group of scholars, this well-integrated collection of articles represents the state-of-the-art in focus group applications. It covers the basic principles of when and how to use focus groups, the applicability of focus group interviews to survey research and other methods, general issues in the use of focus groups, the specific problems of focus groups with different populations or settings and an agenda for future development of the method.

Focus Groups as Qualitative Research

Author: David L. Morgan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761903437
Format: PDF, ePub
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The extensively revised edition of the best-selling Focus Groups as Qualitative Research continues to provide an excellent guide for researchers across the disciplines. Reflecting the many changes that have occurred in the study of focus groups in recent years, the book begins with an updated introduction offering a discussion of current social science approaches to focus groups. Expanded coverage on the comparison of focus groups to individual interviews follows, and there is more material on the strengths and weaknesses of focus groups. The section on self-contained focus groups has also been expanded. Subsequent chapters have been revised to include examples from social scientists who have established their own practices and methodological research on focus groups. In conclusion, the author offers future directions and references that take into account the explosive growth of focus groups as a research tool for all social scientists.

Planning Focus Groups

Author: David Morgan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761908173
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Focus Groups

Author: Richard A. Krueger
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483365220
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This updated edition of Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research walks readers step by step through the “how-tos” of conducting focus group research. Using an engaging, straightforward writing style, authors Richard A. Krueger and Mary Anne Casey draw on their many years of hands-on experience in the field to cut through theory and offer practical guidance on every facet of the focus group process, including tips for avoiding problems and pitfalls. The Fifth Edition is updated with the latest research and technological innovations and includes new coverage on planning with analysis in mind; creating conversational questions that have the potential for producing unique and valuable insights; the art of hosting a focus group; common sense thinking about reporting; more efficient strategies for planning the study; and emerging areas of focus group research, such as conducting cross-cultural, international, and Internet focus groups. “Krueger and Casey’s book does a magnificent job of incorporating both theoretical and practical approaches to the study of focus groups. It is the only hands-on book which explores the process of focus group research.” ? —Theresa Carilli, Purdue University Calumet

Savvy Decision Making

Author: Madhavi Jayanthi
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761978190
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This easy-to-implement, step-by-step guide can help administrators and teachers design and run effective focus groups as well as analyze and report the information they generate.

Muslim American Youth

Author: Selcuk R. Sirin
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814740391
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Uses the results of surveys, identity maps, and focus groups to explore how Muslim American teenagers and young adults cope with being both American and Muslim.

Focus Group Research

Author: Martha Ann Carey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315428369
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This volume provides a thorough introduction to creating and conducting focus group research projects. Carey and Asbury provide background on the history of focus groups then document the best practices in conducting a study using them. They also provide valuable advice on how to conduct a fair and accurate analysis of minorities and other vulnerable groups within the population at large. This book is an excellent introduction for any researcher looking to utilize focus groups in their next project.

Doing Social Psychology Research

Author: Glynis M. Breakwell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470777095
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This practical text introduces students to all the principal data collection methods and data analyses used in social psychology. A student-friendly introduction to the data collection methods and data analyses used in social psychology. Describes the principal research methods and shows how they can be applied to particular research questions. Each chapter is written by a psychologist well known for using the method they describe. Methods presented include conducting surveys, constructing questionnaires, facilitating focus groups, running interviews, and using archival recordings. Topics used to illustrate these methods include identity processes, attribution, stereotyping, attitude change, social influence, communication, and group dynamics. Includes step-by-step exercises for students and notes for course leaders.