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Introduction to Focus Group Research (Group 1)
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Mon 6 Nov, Thu 9 Nov, Mon 20 Nov 2023

Description

This module introduces focus group research as a qualitative research method. Attention is given to the key elements and methodological consideration of conducting focus group research. It also explores the process of conducting focus group research, where students are given the opportunity to design focus group questions, and to experience the role of researcher in the practical workshops.

Target audience
  • Postgraduate students and staff
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
Sessions

Number of sessions: 3

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 6 Nov 2023   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site map Abie Chan
2 Thu 9 Nov 2023   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Titan Teaching Room 3, New Museums Site map Abie Chan
3 Mon 20 Nov 2023   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Titan Teaching Room 3, New Museums Site map Abie Chan
Objectives
  • To introduce focus groups as a research method
  • To introduce students to how focus groups can be used in research
  • To explore how focus group research is conducted
  • To highlight methodological considerations concerning focus group research
  • To provide academic examples of focus groups used in research
  • To provide experiential, collaborative, learning experiences for students in conducting focus group research
Format

Lectures and practical workshops. In order to ensure workshops contain only small numbers of participants, three groups of workshops will be run. You only need to book on ONE group either Group 1, Group 2, or Group 3.

Learning Outcomes
  • Students will develop a foundational understanding of focus group research
  • Students will be able to describe the advantages and considerations in using focus group research
  • Students will learn to design focus group questions and conduct focus group research
  • Students will be able to reflect on their experience of the practical workshops, and consider how they might use focus groups in their own research
Assessment

This module is not assessed.

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Qualitative Methods

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