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Data Cymru

Focus groups are often used to engage with a small group of citizens to understand how they feel about an issue, policy, product, or person. They usually involve six to eight participants being led through a discussion by one or two facilitators. 

Our training course provides practical advice and guidance to help you understand why, how and when you might organise and run a focus group to support your work.

In this course we will cover:

  • what focus groups are, their purpose, and when to use them
  • the key elements needed to design focus groups
  • how to select participants and secure participation, including ways to engage hard-to-reach participants
  • how to run a focus group.

Who the course is for

This training course is aimed at local government colleagues. Please note: there is a maximum of two delegates per council.

The course is intentionally ‘basic’ in its approach and content, and is aimed at beginners. No previous knowledge of designing and running a focus group is required.

Please note, this course will be delivered in English only. All materials will be available in Welsh. The course will last about 2.5 hours.

Booking closes on 6 June 2023.

If you have any questions about this course, please email [email protected] or call 029 2090 9500.

We (Data Cymru) will use any information you provide to us to liaise with you regarding this course and we will store this information until the course has taken place. We will share your information with relevant Data Cymru colleagues and other external facilitators, as necessary. We process personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. Our privacy policy is available on our website (https://www.data.cymru/privacy-policy). 

Data Cymru

Data Cymru

Rydym yn cynnig amrediad o gefnogaeth arbenigol gyda’r nod o’ch helpu chi i ddod o hyd i ddata a’i ddefnyddio’n effeithiol, gan gynnwys:

  • Cymorth i gyrchu, casglu neu goladu data
  • Dadansoddi data
  • Cyflwyno data’n effeithiol
  • Cyngor ar sut orau i ymgymryd ag ymchwil
  • Cymorth i ddarganfod beth mae dinasyddion, defnyddwyr gwasanaeth/ cwsmeriaid yn meddwl
  • Hyfforddi’ch staff mewn pynciau perthnasol fel Ystadegau Sylfaenol, Cyflwyno Data, Dylunio a Dadansoddi Arolygon, Dylunio Holiaduron ac ati
  • Darparu mynediad cost-effeithiol i amrediad o setiau data masnachol.

We offer a range of specialist support designed to help you find and use data effectively, including:

  • Help to source, collect, or collate data
  • Data analysis
  • Effective data presentation
  • Advice on the best ways to undertake research
  • Help to find out what citizens, service users/customers think
  • Training your staff in relevant topics such as Basic Statistics, Presenting Data, Managing Performance, Survey Design & Analysis, Questionnaire Design etc.
  • Providing cost-effective access to a range of commercial data sets.

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