Using focus group research to support teaching and learning

Winlow, Heather and Simm, David and Marvell, Alan D and Schaaf, Rebecca (2016) Using focus group research to support teaching and learning. In: Pedagogic research in geography higher education. Routledge, London, pp. 100-111. ISBN 9781138962088

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Abstract

Using qualitative research methodologies for pedagogic research can provide informative insights into student experiences of the teaching and learning environment in Higher Education. This paper considers the practicalities of undertaking a pedagogic study using focus groups by outlining strategies for effective focus group organization, highlighting good practice from the social sciences and pedagogic literature and providing a critique of a recent geographical study, in which focus groups were used as the sole research method. Furthermore, the paper illustrates how a pedagogic research study can be used to enhance teaching and learning and to inform curriculum planning and course management.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Focus groups Geography Education Research Methods
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School > Marketing and Retail
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Alan Marvell
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 10:26
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 10:26
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4288

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