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Course Description:

This one day course is aimed at health professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students who want to develop skills in organising and facilitating focus groups and in analysing focus group data.   Everyone is welcome, regardless of research background.  The course is suitable for those with little or no understanding of focus group method as well as those wishing to review and broaden existing skills. Practical exercises and small group work will be used throughout the course to develop competence in designing topic guides, moderating focus groups and analysing data.

Course Content

The course will include:

  • an overview of focus groups as a qualitative research method
  • key stages in organising and conducting focus groups
  • approaches to analysing focus group data. 

Practical exercises and small group work will be used throughout the course to develop competence in designing topic guides, moderating focus groups and analysing data. Feedback sessions will help improve understanding and provide opportunities for participants to relate the course to their own research projects.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will have developed knowledge and skills to:

  • discuss the use of focus groups as a qualitative research method
  • identify the key stages in organising and conducting focus groups
  • explain the role of the moderator in facilitating focus groups.
  • design a topic guide
  • moderate a focus group
  • analyse focus group data.

Course fee: £395
Contact: hergcourses@phc.ox.ac.uk 

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