A Practical Guide for Applied Research
- Richard A. Krueger - Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow, University of Minnesota, USA
- Mary Anne Casey - Consultant
This updated edition of Krueger and Casey’s bestselling, practical book walks readers step by step through the “how-tos” of conducting focus group research. Using an engaging, straightforward writing style, the authors draw on their many years of hands-on experience in the field to cut through theory and offer practical guidance on every facet of the focus group process, including tips for avoiding problems and pitfalls. The Fifth Edition reflects the most recent research and technological innovations and includes new coverage on planning with analysis in mind; creating conversational questions that have the potential for producing unique and valuable insights; the art of hosting a focus group; common sense thinking about reporting; more efficient strategies for planning the study; and emerging areas of focus group research, such as conducting cross-cultural, international, and Internet focus groups.
“Krueger and Casey’s book does a magnificent job of incorporating both theoretical and practical approaches to the study of focus groups. It is the only hands-on book which explores the process of focus group research.”
"An excellent 'focused' book on focus groups – anyone who reads this book can pretty much kickstart their own focus group research."
An excellent companion to my course; accordingly, it is currently on my "Recommended" reading list.
This is an outstanding textbook that covers all aspects of Focus Groups thoroughly yet succinctly.