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Face-to-Face in Writing: My First Attempt at Conducting a Text-Based Online Focus Group
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Qualitative Report Volume 16, Number 1, ISSN 1052-0147

Abstract

Having completed graduate degrees in educational research and counseling, I have studied the theory of focus groups and participated in many while in a classroom setting. Interestingly, I had never moderated one until my first attempt in a text-based online environment. This paper describes my preparation for the session as well as the issues I faced while actually conducted the focus group. Readers will find that being prepared by establishing rapport with their group prior to the event, understanding the change of dynamics that distance brings to the process and handling the pressures of an expanded role as moderator, will help ensure a successful focus group session

Citation

Terrell, S.R. (2011). Face-to-Face in Writing: My First Attempt at Conducting a Text-Based Online Focus Group. Qualitative Report, 16(1), 286-291. Retrieved February 21, 2020 from .

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