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    Focus Group Analysis

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    Learning from the experience of doing a practice focus group, I did a real focus group last Saturday. I reserved a group study room in undergraduate library to conduct my focus group, because we would not get interrupted, and we would also not interfere with other people’s study. The focus group went on smoothly, and I was glad to see the group discussion going pretty well. Additionally, there are still some space for me to improve and moderate a better focus group discussion. My expected number of participants are six. However, due to the midterm exams and because I couldn’t find a best time that could fit everyone’s schedule, I only got 4 people to participate in my focus group. Since we were friends already, I just asked them to do me…

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    Focus Group Paper

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    The ideal number for a focus group is between four to twelve subjects in one session at a time. With a focus group that varies within that size, it allows the moderator to keep control of the discussion. The moderator is someone not part of the research team but leads the discussion in the focus groups and their main purpose is to get people to speak. Sometimes a moderator can follow a systematic and procedural guide. They start the conversation by introducing themselves, explain the…

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    experiences of individuals and groups (Barber, 2008). With group research, the interactions amongst members can help the researcher gain a greater understanding of the topic being discussed. Thus, a beneficial qualitative research method is ‘focus groups’. The study by Slater and Tiggermann (2010), entitled ‘’ ‘Uncool to do sport’: A focus group study of adolescent girls’ reasons for withdrawing from physical activity’’, had the aim of developing a greater understanding of the reasons,…

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    Focus Group Needs Analysis

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    Group: WCSU Recreation Department Group Members: Jackie Fernandez, Chris Mathews, Jared Willsey, Lucy Daniels, Allison Oakley Needs Assessment Purpose: Through the needs assessment we will determine how we can increase the physical activity of WCSU students through the understanding of health needs as a campus community by use of the WCSU Recreation facilities. Focus Group Purpose: Through our focus group we will determine the best possible way conduct our project by identifying the mission…

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    This week’s session centred on the characteristics focus group discussions, when it is used and the skills needed by the interviewer during informal discussions. Khan & Manderson (1992) described focus group discussions as a qualitative method in which the facilitator or moderator uses a pre-tested line of questioning to stimulate discussion among the participants on the subject of inquiry. The aim is to understand perceptions and beliefs of a selected population to gain understanding of a…

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    Procedure At the beginning of each focus group, I introduced myself; provided name badges for the group members; and explained the study’s purpose. After, I described my role as the moderator and how the session would progress. I reminded the participants about the digital audio recorders and that their responses would be assigned pseudonyms to ensure confidentiality. Then, I distributed consent forms and participant questionnaires (see Appendix A) along with pencils to the group. After…

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    The following tools will be used to document the focus group interview: iPad, EOS Rebel T6, and notepad. The iPad will vocally record the interview using Awesome Voice Recorder. Whereas the EOS Rebel T6 will video record the participants. The video recording will be used for missed observations of non-verbal communication. Finally, the investigator will utilize a notepad for noticeable moments to review and or highlight during transcription and video review analysis. Upon completion of…

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    Focus groups interviewing refers to a method in which a number of people are brought together in a control setting, to be interviewed together as a group. For this method to become a successful study, one needs to be able to listen, think, and talk almost at the same time. Focus groups are a good tool for exploratory research, however, as is the case in most studies, these qualitative interviews may later be combined with quantitative techniques in order to gain a deeper understanding of the…

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    Focus groups were conducted in this study for the purpose of generating discussions among parents, teachers, and administrative participants regarding parent involvement, barriers preventing involvement, and methods of communicating with the school. The purpose of the focus groups design was to obtain perceptions of parent involvement in a permissive, non-threatening environment. There were two focus groups; one focus group consisted of six parents representing students in grades 6 -12 and the…

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    TASK3 - PLAN INFORMATION GATHERING ACTIVITIES I have chosen to run a workshop/focus group to obtain the project requirements, constraints and risks of doing this project. I have done this because obtaining information in a group will be quicker than obtaining it individually through interviews or surveys. It also allows people to bounce around ideas within that group setting. The group will consist of 5-10 people ranging from end users to project managers and stakeholders. For this to work,…

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