Centre for Teaching and Learning

Introduction to Interviews and Focus Groups

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.

Facilitated By Cory Laverty and Klodiana Kolomitro, Centre for Teaching and Learning

We regularly employ interviews and focus groups in the study of teaching and learning issues. These methods provide an opportunity to explore ideas in depth, to unpack personal insights, and to gather a variety of perspectives. However, the design of these protocols is carefully structured to elicit the information you want to uncover. Please join us to discuss the design of these data collection techniques.

Learning Outcomes:

Identify the merits of data collection using interviews and focus groups.
Explore the stages of planning, developing, and conducting interviews and focus groups.
Review guidelines for creating interview and focus group questions.
Discuss the role of the facilitator and other protocols in these data gathering methods.


Registration open through Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Cory Laverty, Centre for Teaching and Learning and Education Library; Klodiana Kolomitro, Centre for Teaching and Learning


Mackintosh-Corry Hall, F200

68 University Avenue
Kingston, On K7L 3N6