Difference between collecting data using individual interviews and a focus group

Difference between collecting data using individual interviews and a focus group

Post your explanation of:

  1. The difference between collecting data using individual interviews and a focus group (e.g., intent, selecting participants, conducting the interview or focus group)
  2. Given the topic you are currently using for your research, would you consider using a focus group for your study? Why or why not?

3.     This week, we begin to explore the actual ‘labor’ of qualitative research – data collection.  While there are many ways to collect qualitative data, such as individual interviews, questionnaires, observational notes, and archival content, we will explore ‘focus groups’.  We will look at the content creation from focus groups and then incorporate the coding process that we practiced in week 5.  Of course, be sure to carefully read and view all of the resources this week, as they will play heavily in the discussion tasks and the next major assignment tasks.

 

4.     Discussion One is due Wednesday.  Here are the required headings:

 

Interviews vs Focus Groups

 

My Data Collection

 

Reflection and Questions

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