Changes and Challenges of Participating in Focus Group Discussion
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- Focus Group Discussion, Speaking, Critical Thinking
The present study aimed at exploring what the focus group discussion (FGD) participants learned from taking part in FGD sessions and the challenges facing them. Design-Based Research (DBR), suggested by Reeves (2006) was employed to carry out this study. There were 6 students and 3 lecturers taking part in this study. Data were collected through participants ‘observations, participants’ diaries, and group interviews. The data was analyzed by employing thematic analysis. The findings of this study revealed that the participants encountered psychological barriers such as feeling shy and lack of confidence to express their ideas. They also found it a challenge to structure their thoughts, extend or develop their ideas, and draw a conclusion. Another issue such as lack of ideas of discussed topics was also uncovered in this study. Furthermore, this study also revealed that throughout the discussion they gradually learned to express their thoughts and to respect other participants ‘views, making them aware of the benefits of listening to other peoples’ thoughts.
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TY - CONF AU - Marham Jupri Hadi AU - Muh. Junaidi PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/26 TI - Changes and Challenges of Participating in Focus Group Discussion BT - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language and Arts (ICLA 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 145 EP - 149 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210325.027 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210325.027 ID - Hadi2021 ER -