ERIC Number: EJ794489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Focus Groups: Before Writing a Grant, Know Your Constituents' Needs and Desires
Verner, M. Elizabeth; Gilbert, Jennie A.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v77 n9 p46-51 Nov-Dec 2006
The Winning Grants Workshop, sponsored by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and held in July 2005, underscored the value of having constituents articulate their own needs and desires instead of grant writers assuming constituent needs. As a means of responding to the "needs" section of the PEP grant application, the authors chose a focus group whose purpose was to determine current barriers to accomplishing state physical education standards and barriers to advocating physical education needs to state legislators. The purpose of this article is to explain what a focus group is, identify reasons for using a focus group, help readers determine whether a focus group is right for them, and offer ideas for how to conduct a focus group.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Legislators, Focus Groups, Grants, Workshops, Professional Associations, State Standards, Educational Needs, Advocacy
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