Best Practices in Focus Groups and Interviews

Event Date & Time

  • September 21, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Before gathering data for a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) project you need to decide on the best method for answering your inquiry. If focus groups or interviews are the best fit, it is important to design the sessions in a way that elicit useful and insightful data. In this workshop, we will discuss when to use focus groups or interviews as evaluation methods and will share best practices for how to integrate them into your SoTL projects.

Participants will leave the session with a basic understanding of planning, administrating and analyzing focus groups and interviews.


  • Trish Varao-Sousa, Evaluation & Research Consultant, Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL), CTLT
  • Adriana Briseno-Garzon, Senior Manager: Research and Evaluation