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"The appearance of this timely new edition is likely to prove useful to a wide spectrum of potential users, including educators and students as well as researchers, planners, and evaluators in diverse fields of governmental operations, healthcare administration, education, and nonprofit organization management. Krueger and Casey have successfully provided users across many fields with exactly what the title describes: a practical guide for applied research." (Robert G. Brunger The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation
About the Author
Richard Krueger, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus and senior fellow at the University of Minnesota. He spent 25 years with the University of Minnesota Extension Service serving as evaluation leader. Now he teaches qualitative research methods and program evaluation at the University of Minnesota. Although trained as a quantitative researcher, he was drawn to qualitative research. He has spent the last 30 years learning about, practicing, and teaching focus group interviewing.
Mary Anne Casey, Ph.D., is a consultant to government agencies and nonprofit organizations. She helps them design and conduct individual and group interviews as a way of listening to their employees and customers. The information is typically used to plan and evaluate programs. She has previously worked with the Kellogg Foundation, the University of Minnesota, and the State of Minnesota.