Strayer University Week 6 Individual Interviews and Focus Groups Discussion
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Discussion 1: What About Focus Groups?
Focus groups can provide rich, thick descriptions of
experiences, attitudes, and opinions shared by a group of individuals
who have in common a shared experience about the phenomena you are
Review the resources in the course and online
about the challenges, advantages, and disadvantages of using focus
groups as part your research methods. Consider if, for your topic,
whether a focus group would be a good choice for data collection.
For this Discussion, you will explore the differences between individual interviewing and focus groups.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review the Learning Resources related to coding, data analysis, and focus groups.
- Review the focus group media program found in the Learning
Resources and consider how you might use a focus group in collecting
data for the topic of your research.
By Day 3
Post your explanation of:
- The difference between collecting data using individual interviews
and a focus group (e.g., intent, selecting participants, conducting the
interview or focus group)
- Given the topic you are currently using for your research, would
you consider using a focus group for your study? Why or why not?
Be sure to support your main post and
response post with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other
scholarly evidence in APA style.