Using focus group research to support teaching and learning

Winlow, H, Simm, D ORCID: 0000-0002-0440-9546, Marvell, A and Schaaf, R (2016) 'Using focus group research to support teaching and learning.' In: Haigh, M, Cotton, D and Hall, T, eds. 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 Chapter or Section
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: School of Sciences
Chancelry and Research Management
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2016 10:10
Last Modified: 25 May 2024 05:30
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