Using Focus Group Research to Support Teaching and Learning

Winlow, Heather, Simm, David, Marvell, Alan D ORCID: 0000-0001-8363-0793 and Schaaf, Rebecca (2012) Using Focus Group Research to Support Teaching and Learning. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 37 (2). pp. 292-303. doi:10.1080/03098265.2012.696595

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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: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Focus groups, pedagogic research, qualitative methodologies, reflection, Foundation degrees, student support
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Gloucestershire Business School > Marketing, Events, Hospitality and Tourism
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Alan Marvell
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2014 14:45
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:28

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