Moderating Focus Groups

While this book is particularly aimed at the needs of focus group practitioners, there is plenty of advice that will benefit anyone who conducts in-depth interviews or group facilitation.

Moderating Focus Groups

Designed specifically for the needs of the focus group moderator, this comprehensive guide covers everything from pre-session participant recruitment to post-session reporting. In addition, the author includes a wealth of advanced and new techniques, such as those for managing group dynamics, energizing a tired group, projective techniques, personality association and position fixing. Extremely practical and well-written, the book includes chapter summaries and a helpful glossary.

Moderating Focus Groups

This volume is indispensable for those who want to improve their focus group moderating skills.

Moderating Focus Groups

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.

Planning Focus Groups

Planning Focus Groups

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.

Planning Focus Groups

Planning Focus Groups

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.

Planning Focus Groups

GO TO Moderating Focus Groups Has More on When to Use Experienced
Moderators As Volume 4 , Moderating Focus Groups explains , the factors that
point to the choice of an experienced moderator are fairly obvious : Is the project
critical ...

Planning Focus Groups

Covers the range of practical tasks required in the course of a research project when using focus groups. This title emphasizes the clarifying purposes of the research project in order to collect data that meet the goals. It features a discussion of personnel and budgets.

Focus Groups

5 The Focus Group Moderator Throughout the first four chapters of the book , we
have suggested that an effective moderator is one of the keys to the collection of
rich and valid insights from focus groups . In this chapter , we examine the role of
 ...

Focus Groups

This new, updated edition of the widely cited classic offers a unique blend of theory and practice in a single, easy to read source. The Second Edition of Focus Groups: Theory and Practice provides a systematic treatment of the design, conduct, and interpretation of focus group discussions within the context of social science research and theory.

The Focus Group Kit

How do you phrase them? What do you do with the information you've gathered? How do you put it all together in one cohesive report? These are but a few of the issues that are covered in The Focus Group Kit.

The Focus Group Kit

You have just been asked to run a focus group, but you don't know where to start. How do you get the right mix of people together? How many people should be in your group? What kind of questions should you ask? How do you phrase them? What do you do with the information you've gathered? How do you put it all together in one cohesive report? These are but a few of the issues that are covered in The Focus Group Kit. The kit provides you with all you'll need to know to run a successful focus group, from the initial planning stages to asking questions, from moderating to the final analyzing and reporting of your research.

The Focus Group Guidebook

Sometimes , a less experienced moderator who has more contact with the issues
will produce better data than a ... Once we dispose of the myth that professionals
are essential to focus groups , it is just as important that we not create the ...

The Focus Group Guidebook

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.

Savvy Decision Making

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.

Savvy Decision Making

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.

Focus Groups Revisited

The task of the focus group moderator during the discussion session is to
facilitate communication between the participants. In the prototype focus group,
as detailed in many handbooks for using the technique with adults, it is
recommended ...

Focus Groups Revisited

This book brings together a collection of articles about performing focus groups with 7 to 11 year-old children. All of the contributions were written by members of a multidisciplinary project which took place in six study sites in Europe and investigated children's experiences with their asthma. The text can be used as a handbook for children's focus groups. It also presents an anthropological perspective to serve as a critical commentary on the processes which occur when focus groups are taken out of their native terrain and used in new social collectivities.

Focus Groups

What's Needed Just Before the Group Mental Preparation Moderators must be
mentally alert and free from distractions , anxieties , or pressures that would limit
their ability to think quickly . Moderating a group discussion requires
concentration ...

Focus Groups

Focus Group: A Practical Guide for Applied Research was the standard for learning how to conduct a focus group. This highly acclaimed book in its third edition includes numerous updates and improvements: - Vignettes drawn from small and large focus groups that illustrate problems that come up and effective ways to resolve the issues. - Designing questions for asking effective questions to draw out a group and how to refine them based on the group's responses. - Collaborative Approach updated to address the latest ways to implement the empowerment and action research. - Budgeting how to more effectively budget for a focus group - Coding how to more effectively use existing software packages to code and analyze the results of a focus group.

Basic and Advanced Focus Groups

Basic and Advanced Focus Groups illustrates both the different types of focus groups and how to decide among those options in order to produce the most effective focus groups possible.

Basic and Advanced Focus Groups

Basic and Advanced Focus Groups illustrates both the different types of focus groups and how to decide among those options in order to produce the most effective focus groups possible. A variety of approaches to doing research with focus groups gives readers the tools to develop and examine their research designs, starting with the basics. Advanced coverage in each chapter takes an in-depth look at topics such as moderating focus groups, using mixed methods, and working with different sizes of groups. By taking a practical, applied approach, the author gives even novice students the knowledge and confidence to design and conduct effective focus group research, while simultaneously providing more advanced researchers with the tools and knowledge to refine their current practices. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Understanding Focus Group Discussions

This volume guides readers on practical and theoretical considerations in conducting focus group research.

Understanding Focus Group Discussions

This volume guides readers on practical and theoretical considerations in conducting focus group research. Separate chapters are devoted to writing focus group methods and presenting findings. Strategies for assessing the quality of focus group research are included and case study examples of field research are provided throughout.

Focus Group Practice

In this book our aim has been to highlight the basic skills that go into moderating
focus groups. These skills may be ... Focus group moderation skills are to an
important extent embellishments of everyday conversational skills. We have tried
 ...

Focus Group Practice

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Advanced Focus Group Research

A moderator's background, moderating style, and analytical skills affect the
behavior of the moderator during the focus group discussion. Analytical skills
affect not only the moderator's actions during the discussion (e.g., note taking) but
the ...

Advanced Focus Group Research

Specifically written for researchers and students with a fundamental knowledge of focus group research, the book gives numerous examples of what researchers should and should not do in designing their own research projects. In addition, it critically examines the limits of focus groups and suggests how to use focus groups for nontraditional research tasks.

Moderating to the Max

A must have for qualitative researchers, Moderating to the Max includes step-by-step scripts and guidelines for the use of techniques used to elicit information from consumers in all types of group and one-on-one interview situations.

Moderating to the Max

A must have for qualitative researchers, Moderating to the Max includes step-by-step scripts and guidelines for the use of techniques used to elicit information from consumers in all types of group and one-on-one interview situations. Techniques covered include "hats", debate, product sort, collage, drawing, storytelling, mindmapping, visualization, laddering, line-up, four square, analogy, pass the doodle, personification, picture decks, word bubbles, and free association. A handy guide alerts the user to the situations in which different types of techniques should be used. There are templates for the reader to copy for use in various situations.

Focus Group Methodology

This type of question can also be used when the participants provide a long
discussion ofissues which may not be relevant to the research.When the ... More
structured focus groups will be highly controlled by the moderator. The agenda
and ...

Focus Group Methodology

Focus Group Methodology is an introductory text which leads readers through the entire process of designing a focus group study, from conducting interviews to analysing data and presenting the findings. It also includes discussions on cross-cultural and virtual focus group. Liamputtong presents clear, practical advice in simple terms which will be appropriate for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are undertaking research, making this an ideal starter text for anyone new to focus group research. Like her previous book, Researching the Vulnerable, Liamputtong's latest work pays close attention to research ethics and will also be of great interest to researchers who are working with different social groups - such as women, men, older people, children and ethnic groups - and anybody who is engaging in cross-cultural research. Illustrated with case studies and examples throughout, this is a perfect introduction to focus group methods for students and new researchers alike.

Focus Group Discussions

The Understanding Research series focuses on the process of writing up social research. The series is broken down into three categories: Understanding Statistics, Understanding Measurement, and Understanding Qualitative Research.

Focus Group Discussions

The Understanding Research series focuses on the process of writing up social research. The series is broken down into three categories: Understanding Statistics, Understanding Measurement, and Understanding Qualitative Research. The books provide researchers with guides to understanding, writing, and evaluating social research. Each volume demonstrates how research should be represented, including how to write up the methodology as well as the research findings. Each volume also reviews how to appropriately evaluate published research. Focus Group Discussions addresses the challenges associated with conducting and writing focus group research. It provides detailed guidance on the practical and theoretical considerations in conducting focus group discussions including: designing the discussion guide, recruiting participants, training a field team, moderating techniques and ethical considerations. Monique Hennink describes how a methodology section is read and evaluated by others, such as journal reviewers or thesis advisors. She provides readers with guidance on specific aspects of presenting research findings, such structuring narrative accounts, developing an argument, using quotations, reporting focus group interaction, visual presentation formats, and strategies for grounding study results. She describes the challenges in assessing focus groups and details practical strategies for assessing scientific rigor. The book includes case study examples of field research across a range of disciplines and international contexts. Hennink concludes the volume with an overview of current debates relating to the evaluation of qualitative research, suggesting ways to critique the research design, methodology and results of focus group research.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

Third, the role of the moderator, including strategies for moderating focus groups,
and acknowledgement of the impact of the moderator, is discussed. In the section
entitled 'Analysing focus group data', some of the specific issues which arise in ...

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook for Social Research Methods is a must for every social-science researcher. It charts the new and evolving terrain of social research methodology, covering qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods in one volume. The Handbook includes chapters on each phase of the research process: research design, methods of data collection, and the processes of analyzing and interpreting data. As its editors maintain, there is much more to research than learning skills and techniques; methodology involves the fit between theory, research questions, research design, and analysis.