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eStudy 127 - Culturally Responsive Focus Groups

Jori N. Hall, Professor, University of Georgia 

Join Jori N. Hall, Professor at the University of Georgia, as she dives deep into the purposes and practices of culturally responsive (CR) focus groups. Participants in this session will learn what makes a focus group culturally responsive; when to use CR focus groups; important considerations when developing, implementing, and moderating CR focus groups; as well as the different ways researchers can include CR focus groups into their studies.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define cultural responsiveness (CR)
  • Understand characteristics of a CR inquirer
  • Explore how focus groups advance CR
  • Consider how to develop, implement, and moderate CR focus groups
  • Discuss quality and ethical aspects of CR focus groups

Primary Audience (Who would benefit from this presentation and why?):

Three key audiences have been identified for this proposed webinar: (1) program evaluators; (2) university students/instructors; and (3) qualitative researchers. This webinar will be an information rich resource for program evaluators and qualitative researchers at various levels who want to learn about or enhance their knowledge on designing and conducting culturally responsive focus groups. The information will be presented in a way that is accessible, offering novices as well as seasoned professionals an opportunity to consider or reconsider approaches to focus groups that are culturally responsive.

This workshop is aligned to AEA’s Competencies and Guiding Principles as follows: 

Professional practice is grounded in AEA’s foundational documents, including the Program Evaluation Standards, the AEA Guiding Principles, and the AEA Statement on Cultural Competence.
Focuses on understanding the unique circumstances, multiple perspectives, and changing settings of evaluations and their users/stakeholders.
Context involves site/location/ environment, participants/stakeholders, organization/structure, culture/diversity, history/traditions, values/beliefs, politics/economics, power/privilege, and other characteristics.
Focuses on human relations and social interactions that ground evaluator effectiveness for professional practice throughout the evaluation.
Interpersonal skills include cultural competence, communication, facilitation, and conflict resolution.

Facilitation Experience:

Hall, J. N. (2022, June 23). Culturally responsive evaluation. [Webinar]. Rural Health Care Services
Outreach Program. Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA.
Hall, J. N. (2022, June 15). Thematic synthesis in three stages. [Webinar]. National Science Foundation:
Institute for Meta-Synthesis summer session, TERC, Cambridge, MA
Hall, J. N. (2022, April 12). Pursuing equity through culturally responsive focus groups: An informal
conversation. [Webinar]. Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Featured Speaker Series,
Mary Frances Early College of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Hall, J. N. (2022, April 8). Culturally responsive focus groups with STEM students. [Workshop].
National Science Foundation Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Program professional development. Howard University, Washington, DC.
Hall, J. N. (2022, March 17). Culturally responsive focus groups with Mathematics Teachers.
[Workshop]. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
Hall, J. N. (2021, August 10). Culturally responsive focus groups. [Webinar]. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
Hall, J. N. (2021, May 4). Culturally responsive focus groups. [Webinar]. Culturally Responsive
Research Webinar Series, NVivo and SAGE Publications. QSR International, Burlington, MA.
Freeman, M., & Hall, J. N. (2017, April 20). Fostering culturally responsive evaluation practice
[Webinar]. Master Class Webinar Series, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology,
University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada.
Hall, J. N., & Jaumot-Pascual, N. (2016, October 24-29). Cultural responsiveness and mixed methods
research [Workshop]. American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.
Hall, J. N. (2015, November 9-14). Cultural responsiveness and mixed methods research [Workshop].
American Evaluation Association, Chicago, IL.

February 14, 2023 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET
February 16, 2023 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET

Once you purchase the eStudy you must register for each session. Recordings will be made available to registrants unable to attend sessions live. Recordings will be made available to all registrants for 90 days.