One alternative to focus group research for assessing community educational needs is participant observation research with collaborative stakeholder groups. Dialogue within collaboratives can provide an Extension professional with a robust assessment of community educational needs. In this article, I explore this concept and provide examples of published outputs resulting from my experience with collaborative group participation.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.
Ekins, J. (2018). Extension Involvement in Collaborative Groups: An Alternative for Gathering Stakeholder Input. The Journal of Extension, 56(2), Article 17. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.56.02.17