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Focus group discussions of literacy assessment and world wide web-based reading intervention

Iacono, Teresa, Balandin, Susan and Cupples, Linda 2001, Focus group discussions of literacy assessment and world wide web-based reading intervention, AAC: augmentative and alternative communication, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 27-36, doi: 10.1080/aac.17.1.27.36.

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Title Focus group discussions of literacy assessment and world wide web-based reading intervention
Author(s) Iacono, Teresa
Balandin, SusanORCID iD for Balandin, Susan orcid.org/0000-0003-4765-8232
Cupples, Linda
Journal name AAC: augmentative and alternative communication
Volume number 17
Issue number 1
Start page 27
End page 36
Total pages 10
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0743-4618
1477-3848
Keyword(s) Focus groups
Literacy
Participatory research
Severe communication impairment
Summary Focus groups provide a means for participants in research to take on a greater role in the evaluation of the research and planning of its various stages. The role and outcomes of focus groups conducted with participants in a World Wide Web Project in literacy assessment and intervention are reported. Thirteen individuals with severe communication impairments participated in one of three focus groups. The groups were held after an assesment of reading skills and a trial period of intervention as part of the Web Project. The aim of the focus groups was to obtain feedback from participants about their involvement in the project and to discuss strategies for the next stage of the intervention. The focus groups offered a forum for participants to talk about what they did and did not like about the assessment and trial intervention. The discussions provided information about issues of both a practical and emotional nature that might have otherwise been unavailable to the researchers. Brainstorming of strategies provided valuable input for the next stage of the project and involved both the researchers and participants in a form of participatory action research.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/aac.17.1.27.36
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30067101

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Health
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