Presenting another installment of a collection of most-highly-recommended articles and websites that shaped my thinking throughout the past few weeks on the topics that most excite me right now: design, research, business, technology, food, personal growth, and culture [change] and society. (Note: I decided to try out a new format for the digest that includes … Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately: the not-so-weekly digest (#3)
Editor’s note: My colleague Phoenix Jackson wrote these poignant field notes after we went out to recruit focus group participants for a study on health inequities among African American youth.
While following the #dangerousblackkids tag (started by @thewayoftheid and Mikki Kendall @karnythia) over the past few days, we were struck by parallels between Twitter users’ pushback against perceptions of Black youth as “dangerous” and the lived experiences of study participants evoked in these notes.
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There is a lot of talk these days about online qualitative research. I recall a meeting from late last year during which some coworkers discussed the possible advantages of online research over traditional methods like group discussions (aka focus groups) and in-depth interviews. They were particularly interested in the potential to save time and money … Continue reading Research design: online chats vs. face-to-face group discussions
Focus groups are not my favorite thing, but sometimes it makes sense to do them. Here are a few ideas for making them suck less: Make it interesting! No one likes to sit around a table for two hours answering questions in a back-and-forth, one-dimensional conversation, zoning out like they're in some boring, irrelevant work … Continue reading Make focus groups suck less