Webinar: Planning and Conducting Effective Focus Groups
Apr 26, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Practical Library Assessment: A Webinar Series from the Empire State Library Network
Online via GoToWebinar
Audience: Librarians and Library Directors working in all types of library settings
Description: Focus groups provide a method to collect feedback and qualitative data. Focus group participants are asked about their perceptions, opinions, and attitudes through a guided discussion in an interactive setting in order to gain a deeper understanding about programs, services, products, facilities, etc.
Outcomes: After the workshop, participants will know:
Jane Powers is Director of ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, Cornell University. Since 1985, Dr. Powers has been a senior staff member of Cornell University's Family Life Development Center, now the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, where she has worked on a variety of research projects that have examined the impact of violence on the lives of children, youth and families. Since 2000, she has been involved in the application of research to practice, and has presented research techniques, including how to conduct focus groups, to Cornell's research community and beyond.
Amanda Purington is Director of Evaluation & Research, ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, Cornell University. With a Bachelors degree in Human Development and a Masters degree in Community and Rural Development, both from Cornell, Amanda has a passion for using research and evaluation to help communities promote and support the health and well being of youth. Using a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods, Amanda works to bridge research and evaluation with practice and policy-making to prevent youth risk-behavior and promote healthy development.