Introduction to Focus Groups
- Wednesday 3 May 2017, Registration from 09:00, start time 09:30 to 16:30
- University of Surrey, Department of Sociology, 3rd Floor, Elizabeth Fry Building (formerly named AD Building), Stag Hill Campus, GU2 7JP.
- Open to:
- Staff, Students, Public
- Katarina Zajacova
- Admission price:
- Varies according to status
- Admission information:
- Apply using the online Store
Tea and coffee is available at various points during the day but lunch is NOT provided. Delegates will receive information relating to catering outlets on campus, or they may wish to bring their own lunch.
This course provides an introduction to the methods involved in organising and conducting focus groups. The course is divided into two sections. The first section explores how and when to use focus groups in social research. Topics covered include planning for focus groups, developing focus group schedules and moderating focus groups. The second section provides participants with an opportunity to either facilitate or be a member of a focus group discussion.
This course is intended to provide a practical introduction to focus groups for researchers who have little or no experience of running them.
(Please note this course will not cover analysis of focus group data. For courses covering the analysis of focus group data please see Analysis of Qualitative Data.)
To book and pay for a place, please visit the online store.
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