Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research / Edition 4
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Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research / Edition 4

by Richard A. Krueger, Mary Anne Casey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412969476

ISBN-13: 9781412969475

Pub. Date: 11/28/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Fourth Edition of the bestselling Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research offers an easy-to-ready overview of sound focus group practices.

Authors Richard A. Krueger & Mary Anne Casey describe how one can set up and conduct quality and effective focus group interviews. The process depicted is unbiased, non-judgmental and is respectful of all

Overview

The Fourth Edition of the bestselling Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research offers an easy-to-ready overview of sound focus group practices.

Authors Richard A. Krueger & Mary Anne Casey describe how one can set up and conduct quality and effective focus group interviews. The process depicted is unbiased, non-judgmental and is respectful of all views. It is a deliberate and systematic way of listening that is helpful to public and private organizations as they listen to stakeholders, customers, and employees.

This book cuts through the theory and gives hand-on advice to those who are seeking to actually conduct a focus group. It is most helpful for conducting focus groups for research or evaluation with public, non-profit, educational, health, human service, and religious organizations.

Key Features

  • Offers the latest on telephone and Internet focus groups
  • Provides suggested focus group questions that help students construct quality questions that engage participants and produce dependable and valid results.
  • Gives solid information on organizational focus groups
  • Presents ways on how to recruit participants to the focus group
  • Contains a number of practical tips that actually work. It is written for the person who has to plan, recruit, develop questions, moderate, analyze and report the results.
  • Incorporates icons throughout the book that offer tips, examples, additional resources and others bits of practical information.

Intended Audience

This book is appropriate for a variety of research methods and evaluation courses in departments such as education, sociology, political science, journalism, business & marketing, public administration, and public health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412969475
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/28/2008
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
1. Overview of Focus Groups
2. Planning the Focus Group Study
3. Developing a Questioning Route
4. Participants in a Focus Group
5. Moderating Skills
6. Analyzing Focus Group Results
7. Reporting
8. Styles of Focus Group Research
9. Focus Group Interviews With Young People
10. International and Cross-Cultural Focus Groups Interviewing
11. Telephone and Internet Focus Group Interviewing
12. Focus Group Interviews Within the Organization
13. Modifications of Focus Groups
14. Answering Questions About the Quality of Focus Group Research

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