Using focus group research to support teaching and learning

Winlow, Heather, Simm, David, Marvell, Alan D ORCID: 0000-0001-8363-0793 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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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 > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Alan Marvell
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 10:26
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2023 11:20

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