September 9, 2005

Classes

Dear CSPP students:

Richard Krueger is the "king" of focus group research. You might want to consider one of these course options below depending on your interests, your schedule, and your finances.

Pat

Focus Group Interviewing Courses
University of Minnesota
College of Education & Human Development
Educational Policy and Administration


Weekend Class in Rochester
EdPA 5524 Evaluation Colloquium -- Focus Group Interviewing
1 credit in Rochester
Friday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am 4:00 pm, Nov 11 12, 2005

This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to conduct focus group interviews. Those attending will learn and practice techniques that result in successful focus groups. The workshop is an intensive (yet enjoyable) training opportunity conducted using lectures, small group discussions and case studies. Participants will learn about focus group interviewing and how it applies to their organizational environment. Attention is placed on using focus groups in organizations where rapid information is needed for decision-making.


Intensive Week-long Class on Twin Cities Campus
EdPA 5080 Special Topics: Conducting Focus Group Interviews
3 credits on St. Paul campus
Offered during winter break 2006
January 9 13 and March 25 8:00 am 4:00 pm

This workshop provides participants with an in-depth opportunity to develop the skills needed to conduct focus group interviews. During the course the participants will learn about, discuss alternatives and then practice the array of skills needed in focus group research. Students will be expected to actually conduct a focus group study and report results at the final class session. Attention is placed on using focus groups in environments suitable for academic research, health, medical, educational, governmental and non-profit environments.

Instructor: Dr. Richard Krueger. Richard is a past president of the American Evaluation Association and is a Senior Fellow in the Evaluation Studies Unit of EdPA at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of numerous books on focus group interviewing and has consulted and taught focus group skills throughout the United States.

For more information contact: Richard Krueger at rkrueger@umn.edu


Evaluation Course Taught in Rochester 2005
University of Minnesota
College of Education & Human Development
Educational Policy and Administration


Richard Krueger will be teaching EdPA 5501 / EPsy 5243 over a series of 3 weekends this fall in Rochester. This course has offered on the Twin Cities campus for a number of years and has been popular with both graduates and undergraduates. The Rochester section will be similar to the campus course, but offered during a series of weekends. Students attending the Twin Cities campus are welcome to sign up for the Rochester class.

EdPA 5501/ EPsy 5243 (Section 003) Principles and Methods of Evaluation
3 credits in Rochester
Friday evening and Saturday --Sept 30 Oct 1, Oct 14-15, and Nov. 4-5
This is an introductory course in designing program evaluations. Topics include how to frame an evaluation study; how to examine a program's context; how to select appropriate methodology; and how to remain attentive to issues of diversity and multiple audiences. The course will also teach students survey and observation skills.

Instructor: Dr. Krueger is a past president of the American Evaluation Association and is a Senior Fellow in the Evaluation Studies Unit in EdPA at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of several books on focus group interviewing.

For more information contact

Richard Krueger at rkrueger@umn.edu
or
Joseph Marchesani, Program Director
Baccalaureate Degrees and Graduate Education Programs
University of Minnesota Rochester
joseph.marchesani@roch.edu 507-280-2819

Posted by kenne064 at September 9, 2005 9:28 AM