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Workshop: How to Conduct Focus Groups: Tools and Skills, Monday, March 12, 2018

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How to Conduct Focus Groups: Tools and Skills
Amanda Purington, director of evaluation, ACT for Youth

Monday, March 12, 2018
12:00-2:00 PM
102 Mann Library

Focus groups are a unique, and sometimes challenging, way to collect qualitative data. Employing this research method, a group of people are asked about their perceptions, opinions, and attitudes in an interactive group setting where participants are free to talk with each other.

This workshop will provide an overview of considerations when planning and conducting focus groups, including: defining a focus group, designing focus group questions, recruiting and preparing for participants, facilitation tips, and analyzing the data.

Registration is now closed

Please contact Lori Biechele at if you'd like to join the waiting list.
Lunch will be served.
This workshop is open to all Cornell faculty, staff, and grad students.

Part of an interactive workshop series

Researchers are increasingly conducting studies in community settings and applying for grants that require documentation of real-world impact. Indeed, some funders now require components such as dissemination plans, stakeholder engagement, or community participation. To meet these new demands, researchers may wish to collaborate with non-academic groups and craft research questions and results that inform practice or policy. This series of interactive workshops shares the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research’s extensive experience conducting research in real-world settings and translating empirical findings into practice. Each workshop addresses a key challenge that researchers face in doing translational research and provides practical tools for overcoming obstacles to conducting effective translational research.

One Comment

January 23, 2018
Randi Quackenbush

I work for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and we have been conducting focus groups for program participants and have plans to do more in the coming years. Would non-Cornell community affiliates be able to attend this training?

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