ERIC Number: ED440998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Focus Groups: An Innovative Educational, Research and Evaluation Strategy for Professional Schools.
Heinrich, K. T.; Intriligator, B.; Kennedy, P.; Miller, Regina
In an interactive symposium, participants (7 male and 15 female college faculty members) were experientially introduced to focus groups by participating in a focus group. They learned key concepts related to focus group research through an exemplar. A research project was described that involved professional college faculty in focus groups that explored how E. Boyer's (1995) expanded definition of scholarship fits their scholarly work. Participants then designed their own focus group projects around issues that require collective action and interaction. After this introduction, it is hoped that participants will conduct focus group research in the future as a step in exploring substantive issues relevant to the profession. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).