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Conference Paper: The use of focus group interviews in Asian medical education evaluative research

TitleThe use of focus group interviews in Asian medical education evaluative research
Authors
KeywordsAsia
Curriculum
standards
focus
methods
reproducibility of results
students
medical
Issue Date2001
Citation
The 2nd Conference on Quality in Teaching and Learning: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: New Challenges for Educational Practice in Higher Education in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24-26 May 2001 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective To evaluate the use of focus group interviews in Asian medical education evaluative research. Methods Randomly selected medical students were invited to participate in 30 focus group interviews to provide in-depth data on the effect of introducing early clinical skills on their learning. Efforts were made to meet all the students to help them understand the objectives of the focus group. Confidentiality was emphasised and a non-faculty interviewer was recruited for the interviews. Results The students considered the use of focus groups to be a more meaningful way of collecting students’ opinion than other methods, for example structured questionnaire, because it allowed an interactive discussion. They also felt that having an independent non-faculty interview moderator had encouraged them to express their opinions more candidly during the interviews. Conclusion The use of focus group interviews among Asian medical students for evaluative research is practical and efficient.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/102882

 

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dc.contributor.authorLam, TPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorIrwin, MGen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, LWCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, YLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T20:48:40Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T20:48:40Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 2nd Conference on Quality in Teaching and Learning: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: New Challenges for Educational Practice in Higher Education in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24-26 May 2001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/102882-
dc.description.abstractObjective To evaluate the use of focus group interviews in Asian medical education evaluative research. Methods Randomly selected medical students were invited to participate in 30 focus group interviews to provide in-depth data on the effect of introducing early clinical skills on their learning. Efforts were made to meet all the students to help them understand the objectives of the focus group. Confidentiality was emphasised and a non-faculty interviewer was recruited for the interviews. Results The students considered the use of focus groups to be a more meaningful way of collecting students’ opinion than other methods, for example structured questionnaire, because it allowed an interactive discussion. They also felt that having an independent non-faculty interview moderator had encouraged them to express their opinions more candidly during the interviews. Conclusion The use of focus group interviews among Asian medical students for evaluative research is practical and efficient.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofThe Conference on Quality in Teaching and Learningen_HK
dc.subjectAsia-
dc.subjectCurriculum-
dc.subjectstandards-
dc.subjectfocus-
dc.subjectmethods-
dc.subjectreproducibility of results-
dc.subjectstudents-
dc.subjectmedical-
dc.titleThe use of focus group interviews in Asian medical education evaluative researchen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TP: tplam@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailIrwin, MG: mgirwin@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChow, LWC: lwcchow@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLam, TP=rp00386en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros58898en_HK

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