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Book review: Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research. (4th edition)

Posted by on August 30th, 2011 0 comments

I recently purchased a copy of “Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research” by Richard Krueger and Mary Anne Casey. Krueger, professor emeritus at University of Minnesota, has written some of the classic books on focus group research and his co-author has conducted focus groups for government agencies and nonprofits. The experience of these… Read More »

Posted in: Bloggers' Bookshelf, Practical Evaluation



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An Evaluation of the Use of Smartphones to Communicate Between Clinicians: A Mixed-Methods Study

Posted by on August 29th, 2011 1 comment

A good example of mixed methods in this study, which combined quantitative measures of frequency of smartphone use and email messages with interviews and ethnographic observations. The semistructured interviews explored clinician’s perceptions of their smartphone experiences; participants were selected using a purposive sampling stratgy that chose from different groups of health care professionals with differing… Read More »

Posted in: Research Reads

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