As part of a multi-state study on health message development, a group of family researchers, Extension faculty, and a learning technologist used audience-response systems, or "clickers," to display and record focus group participants' responses to questions. This article describes how the authors used clicker technology in focus group settings, clicker training for facilitators, and lessons learned. The clicker technique is useful to collect local and personal data anonymously in group settings for program evaluation purposes. Implications for future research and Extension education are discussed.
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Ginter, A. C., Maring, E. F., Pelag, B., & Valluri, S. (2013). Using Clicker Technology with Rural, Low-Income Mothers: Collecting Sensitive Data Anonymously. The Journal of Extension, 51(4), Article 19. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol51/iss4/19