Round table focus groups were used to evaluate the 2013 Volunteer Conference of Southern States. All 144 conference attendees were randomly assigned to one of 18 different round tables. A series of seven questions were discussed by the focus groups, which were moderated by a member of the Southern Region 4-H Volunteer Advisory Group. A recorder captured the discussion on a Mac Notebook. The responses from 18 networked were assimilated into a Word document, grouped by question. Qualitative data were analyzed by three raters as outlined by Culp & Pilat (1988). Input received was instrumental in planning the 2014 conference.
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Culp, K., Edwards, H. C., & Jordan, J. W. (2015). The Use of Focus Groups to Evaluate the Volunteer Conference of Southern States. The Journal of Extension, 53(4), Article 27. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss4/27