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ERIC Number: ED427022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan-22
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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Development of a Research Center: Planning Focus Group Studies To Build Connections with Stakeholders.
Spall, Sharon; Barrett, Barbara; Darragh, Sheron; Gill, Peggy; Schwei, Michael
At Stephen F. Austin State University (Texas), focus group research was conducted to determine research needs and to inform the development of a new educational research center. Four graduate research assistants and a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership formed a study group to review the literature on focus groups and methodology. Using the "Focus Group Kit" books (R. Krueger, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1998), the group developed questions, prepared materials, and completed five pilot sessions and reports on them. Biographical commentaries from the participants show how the individuals became a team. These personal narratives chronicle the development of a cohesive group of moderators for future research focus groups. (Contains 23 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A