How to Interview and Conduct Focus Groups (Concise Guides to Conducting Behavioral) (Paperback)

How to Interview and Conduct Focus Groups (Concise Guides to Conducting Behavioral) By Jen Katz-Buonincontro, Arthur M. Nezu (Editor) Cover Image
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This book shows students and early-career researchers how to prepare for and conduct interviews and focus groups.

Interviews and focus groups are essential tools of qualitative research.This book shows researchers how to plan for and conduct interviews and focus groups, and how to use them in various qualitative research designs. It also explains how to code, analyze, and report the data once it's been gathered. By following the advice in this book, you will hone your inductive logic skills and learn how to convey the authentic voices of your interview subjects. In addition, you will learn professional skills for using technology ethically and appropriately.

Helpful tools in the book include example interview protocols, tips for recruitment and requesting consent, group facilitation guidelines, instructions for creating codebooks, and samples of different writing and publishing formats. This book is part of APA's Concise Guides to Conducting Behavioral, Health, and Social Science Research series. Aimed at undergraduate students in research methods courses or others with a lab or research project, each book describes a key stage in the research process. Collectively, these books provide a solid grounding in research from start to finish.

About the Author

Jen Katz-Buonincontro, PhD, MFA, is professor and associate dean of research in the School of Education at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She also serves as president for the Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts (APA Division 10). Helping children and adults learn to think and act in creative ways that optimizes their academic and professional success is the central motivation of her research, teaching and service. Her research aims to clarify and build sociocognitive theories of creative agency to ultimately advance educational research with knowledge and applied teaching tools.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433833793
ISBN-10: 1433833794
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Pages: 187
Language: English
Series: Concise Guides to Conducting Behavioral