Focus Groups in Health Education Practice: An Introduction
Fees Instructions for Obtaining Credit
The goal of this webinar is to provide resources and an introduction to qualitative inquiry methods, specifically focus groups. This presentation provides participants with an overview that includes: 1) a brief history of the various traditions of qualitative inquiry; 2) a discussion of the characteristics of rigor expected from qualitative research methods; 3) a comprehensive, yet concise description of the step-by-step process necessary for planning, implementing, evaluating, and communicating the findings of focus group research; 4) strategies for analyzing qualitative data. Some elements of the author's research will be included as examples. Participants will be provided pre-readings and other supplemental materials useful for further self-study of qualitative methods and focus groups.
The participants should be able to:
- Identify situations in which focus groups would be an appropriate form of data collection.
- List best practices associated with the planning and implementation of focus groups.
- Discuss strategies for analyzing focus group data in order to answer a research question and/or make recommendations for practice.
Ric Underhile, PhD
Grand Rapids Community College
Program Planning Committee
Resolution of Potential Conflicts of Interest — Program Planning Committee:
Program Planning Committee members have completed conflict of interest statements regarding relationships with commercial entities. Each of the Program Planning Committee members have reported no relevant financial conflicts of interest.
Alyssa Lederer, MPH, CHES
Indiana University School of Public Health
Kathy Saichuk, MA, MCHES
Louisiana State University
Kelley Shell, MPH, MID
Carnegie Mellon University
There is no fee for viewing the webinar.
There is a fee for each individual requesting continuing education credit. This is payable to ACHA and is required prior to receiving your CE certificate. This fee is non-refundable.
ACHA individual members at member institutions: FREE
ACHA individual members at a non-member institution: $15
Instructions for Obtaining Credit
It is estimated that it will require 1.5 hours to view the download of this program and complete the post-test and evaluation. (You will be asked to identify the type of credit you are requesting when you take the post-test.)
Step 1: View the recorded webinar. You may also view the webinar presentation material in PowerPoint [ppt] format or in Adobe Acrobat [pdf] format (please note that these are large files and may take a few minutes to download).
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