Category: Focus Group

  • Best Audio Recorder for Focus Groups

    Best Audio Recorder for Focus Groups

    Recording focus group discussion is not easy. Focus groups are notoriously hard to control and manage. But crucially, you’ll have to record sound from different sources and directions. That’s not easy. Luckily for you, there’s recording equipment that make recording focus group discussion easier. And that’s my intention, to share with you the best focus group recording devices. In a previous post, I shared a general outline of how to record a focus group discussion

  • Olympus ME33 Boundary Microphone Review

    Olympus ME33 Boundary Microphone Review

    The Olympus ME33 boundary microphone is the mic that I recommend for recording medium and large focus group discussions. There are several reasons why, and I’ll touch on them later on in this review, but first a couple of suggestions. If you are looking to record focus groups, meetings or conferences in a boardroom setting, […]

  • How to Record Focus Group Discussions

    How to Record Focus Group Discussions

    [toc] A few days ago, I got this email from a researcher. “Hi, I’m doing an eval of a math program, 1 focus group with max 8 grad teaching assistants, 1-2 focus groups with students in intro math classes. 60 min each (max 3 60 min sessions). What kind of recording equipment/software would I need? […]

  • How To Transcribe a Focus Group Discussion

    How To Transcribe a Focus Group Discussion

    Step 1. Transcribe verbatim Step 2. Let the transcript be! Step 3. Use timestamps Step 4. Identify speakers Step 5. Proofread Focus groups are a great way to collect qualitative data. Because they comprise of a larger number of participants, up to 15, they provide a broad range of information. It’s always advisable to conduct […]

  • Verbatim Transcription of Research Interviews and Focus Group Discussions

    Verbatim Transcription of Research Interviews and Focus Group Discussions

    What is Verbatim Transcription Poland (1995) defines verbatim audio transcription as the word-for-word reproduction of verbal data, where the written words are an exact replication of the recorded (video or audio) words. With this definition, accuracy concerns the substance of the interview, that is, the meanings and perceptions created and shared during a conversation. And […]

  • Understanding the Focus Group in Social Science Research

    Understanding the Focus Group in Social Science Research

    Focus groups can be an effective cost and time saving technique for social science researchers, depending on the type and design of the research study being conducted with the aim of identifying areas of agreement and disagreement among the participants.  Their original purpose was not to be a standalone method of data collection, rather, they […]