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A 2021 AERA Qualitative Research SIG Outstanding Book Award winner
Focus Groups: Culturally Responsive Approaches for Qualitative Inquiry and Program Evaluation takes an in-depth look at how culturally-responsive focus groups are developed and implemented within the context of qualitative inquiry broadly, and program evaluation more specifically. The book showcases various forms of focus groups and how they can be responsive to specific communities across different disciplines. This book provides:
- an historical perspective on focus groups
- a theoretical foundation helpful for supporting focus groups with marginalized groups, vulnerable populations (older adults, children), and participants within non-Western settings
- basic procedures for conducting focus groups
- guidelines for cultural responsiveness and
- case examples of alternative approaches to focus groups that target specific communities and those in different contexts.
Perfect for courses such as:
Foundations of Culturally Responsive Focus Groups | Culturally Responsive Approaches to Program Evaluation Practicing Qualitative Program Evaluation | Qualitative Research: Culturally Responsive Methods | Focus Groups in Research | Introduction to Qualitative Methods | Methods in Educational Research | Program Evaluation Practice | Designing Qualitative Research
3. Focus Group Protocol Development, Engaging Participants, and the Moderator’s Role
4. Establishing Culturally Responsive Focus Group Quality
5. Culturally Responsive Focus Groups with Youths and Older Adults
6. Indigenous- and Feminist-Oriented Focus Groups
7. Culturally Responsive Online Focus Groups
8. Approaches to Support Data Analysis and Interpretations of Culturally Responsive Focus Groups
Appendix A: Sample Focus Group Protocol
Appendix B: Using Sista Circles to Conduct Research
About and With Sista Scholars
About the Author
“Dr. Hall artfully demonstrates how to use culturally responsive focus groups for social justice through practical research techniques and case examples that show how the researcher can be an agent of change and give a voice to marginalized communities.”Stacy Penna, Ed.D., NVivo Community Director, QSR International