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Virtual Training: Using Focus Groups in Research & Evaluation

When: Friday, May 29, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Public - Post Docs/Docs

Contact: Tricia Jakobcic  

Group: Center for Community Health (IPHAM)

Co-Sponsor: Buehler Center for Health Policy & Economics

Category: Training


This training is intended as an introduction to focus groups- what they are, when to use them, how to conduct them, and what to do with the data once you are done. This presentation will briefly touch on alternative methods for convening focus groups under physical distancing guidelines. 
Topics for Training
1.    How to Tell if a Focus Group is Right for Your Context
2.    Basic Focus Group Techniques
       o    Facilitation techniques
       o    Focus group guide development
       o    Analytic approaches

This series open to everyone but designed for community organizations. This training is co-hosted by Northwestern's Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) and Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics

This session is part of an evaluation training series. Workshops will be offered monthly.

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This training will be presented by Sarah Welch, Director of Evaluation Research in Northwestern's Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics. Sarah and her team provide high quality, state of the art evaluation services to Northwestern faculty, staff, and community organizations working on public health research, policy, and programming efforts. The goal of this program is to support the evaluation of these efforts and promote the use of data for decision-making to strengthen these efforts and their ability to improve and protect health in Chicago and beyond.

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