Methods: facilitating focus groups

Methods: facilitating focus groups

Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service
Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: Teaching Room, Southpark House
Category: Academic events
Speaker: Dr Amanda Pate

Focus groups let you examine your participants' experience of a teaching situation in more depth than a survey, and with more data sources than a one-on-one interview. This introduction to how and why to use focus groups for data collection covers how to prepare for facilitating them, and includes some of the key issues to consider in focus group design, such as sampling and planning issues, as well as anticipating problems.

I’m from Arts / Social Sciences, and I’d come because: it's an opportunity to network with others and hear about different approached to conducting focus groups.I’m from MVLS / Science & Engineering, and I’d come because: I can explore using focus groups and find out more about qualitative data collection methods.

This session is open to staff of the University of Glasgow. Graduate Teaching Assistants are welcome to register for the purpose of developing their own teaching practice, but please note that these sessions are not suitable for any students seeking training for their own PhD research projects. Contact your School for information on the research methods training available to you as a student. For the avoidance of doubt as to eligibility, it would be helpful if you could please register using your staff email address.

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Tea and coffee will be available.

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