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Focus Groups Workshop – 21 February 2018

Focus Groups



A half day workshop covering focus groups for research.


Detailed Description

Focus groups are increasingly used to gather qualitative data. However, most people have little experience of how to run a focus group and misconceptions about their use are widespread. This workshop introduces you to the theory and practice of focus groups and gives examples from previous research. It allows participants to practice running a focus group and to be part of a focus group. It covers issues such as the mix of participants; setting ground rules; icebreakers; working with a co-facilitator; handling difficult situations; and managing recordings. You may take an audio-recorder with you to record your own performance.


Each year the Department of Medical Education in Brighton and Sussex Medical School run research skills workshops for those undertaking research at Masters level (or above). Staff and post-graduate students from Sussex University and Brighton University are also welcome to attend. These workshops cost £50 to attend if you aren’t an enrolled DME student.


The workshop will run 13:45 – 17:00 on Wednesday 21 February 2018.

This workshop can be taken in combination with the Interview Skills Workshop running in the morning of the same day.

Workshops will be held at Brighton University, Falmer Campus.


For further information, or to request accessibility adjustments, please contact c.webster@bsms.ac.uk


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