Lessons Learned from Doing Qualitative Research

Professor Richard A. Krueger ; Dr. Mary Anne Casey (University of Minnesota, USA ; Consultant in Designing Research, USA)

SAC Room / Room 110, Cairnes Building (Ground Floor, St. Anthony's), NUI Galway 11:00 :: 27th September 2012

Professor Richard Krueger is known for his efforts in using focus group interviewing within the public environment. He has written extensively about focus group interviewing including six books and numerous chapters in edited books. Professor Krueger is a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Minnesota and teaches courses in program evaluation and research methods. His areas of specialization include program evaluation, applied research methodology and qualitative analysis. He has served as consultant for a variety of organizations at the national, state and local levels. He is a past president of the American Evaluation Association.

Dr. Mary Anne Casey is a consultant in designing research that helps people get useful information. She has previously worked with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development and the University of Minnesota. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Over the past ten years she has conducted focus group interviews throughout the United States with a wide range of audiences. Her research centres on topics relating to natural resources, the environment, public health, and community empowerment. Over the past ten years she has conducted hundreds of focus groups and taught research skills to thousands of individuals.

For more information, please email Christine.domegan@nuigalway.ie

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