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eSTEeM Community Event: Scholarship Methods Part 2 – Scholarship methods and interviews/focus groups

Start: 
Thursday, 2 September, 2021 - 10:30
End: 
Thursday, 2 September, 2021 - 12:00
Location: 
Via Microsoft Teams
Contact: 
eSTEeM

Facilitator

Trevor Collins

Overview

In this session, we will further discuss scholarship research methods before focussing on

how to prepare and run interviews and focus groups. We will provide an overview of the relative benefits of interviews and focus groups, guidance on the design of questions and structure of interviews and focus group discussions, and advice on the practical logistics of employing these methods in an OU context.

Learning objectives

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

  • Scholarship research methods
  • How to set up focus groups and interviews
  • The benefits and disadvantages of each method
  • How to choose the most appropriate method

UKPSF/Applaud

UKPSF/Applaud principles A5, K5, K6, V3

About the facilitator

Trevor Collins is a Senior Research Fellow in the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) and Director of eSTEeM. He has an extensive background in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Registration

Registration is open to OU staff, please visit the registration page by Tuesday 31st August.

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