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eSTEeM Community Event: Scholarship Methods Part 2 – Conducting Interviews and Running Focus Groups

Dates: 
Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:30
Location
Via MS Teams
Contact
eSTEeM

Facilitators: Sue Pawley and Mark Jones

Overview

In this session, we will focus on how to successfully conduct interviews and run focus groups as methods for carrying out research into STEM teaching and learning. We will provide an overview of these methods; constructing appropriate questions; the practicalities of employing them in an OU context and the benefits and disadvantages.

Learning objectives

After attending the session, participants will gain an understanding of:

  • How to set up focus groups and interviews
  • The benefits and disadvantages of each method
  • How to choose the most appropriate method
  • The practicalities of these methods
  • How to analyse the data collected using these methods
UKPSF/Applaud

UKPSF/Applaud principles A5, K5, K6, V3

About the facilitators

Sue Pawley and Mark Jones are the Directors of eSTEeM – The OU Centre for STEM Pedagogy.

Registration

Registration is open to OU staff, please visit My Learning Centre by Wednesday 19th July 2023 to register.

Related resources: 
eSTEeM Community Event: Scholarship Methods Part 2 recording - July 2023

eSTEeM Community Event recording. Intranet only.

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File 20230720-Scholarship-methods-part-2-interviews-focus-groups.pptx3.12 MB

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