While there are many books that address focus groups, most are directed at business and marketing. This book differs by demonstrating the specific steps necessary to conduct focus groups in educational and psychological settings. Using numerous examples, the authors show how to prepare for a focus group, create a moderator's guide, select a setting and analyze results. In addition, there is a chapter on focus groups with children and adolescents. Each chapter contains procedural tables as well as applications for performing `trial runs' of the techniques discussed.
|Publication date:||29th February 1996|
|Author:||Sharon R. Vaughn, Jeanne Shay Schumm, Jane M. Sinagub|
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications Inc|
|Categories:||Social, group or collective psychology, Social research & statistics, Education,|
Jeanne Shay Schumm joined the University of Miami faculty in 1988 and became department chair in 1998. She received the Vice President's Service Award in 1992. A former elementary teacher, Schumm earned her Ph.D. in reading from the university, and has since attended numerous professional development workshops on research, literacy, and grants administration. Currently she serves as Professor-in-Residence at Henry S. West Laboratory School. She has written and contributed to several books, including School Power , Handbook for the K-12 Reading Resource Specialist , How to Help Your Child with Homework , and Promising Practices in Urban Reading Instruction. She recently edited a textbook entitled, ...More About Sharon R. Vaughn, Jeanne Shay Schumm, Jane M. Sinagub