Researchers trying to make sense of student-related issues on campus often overlook a critical source of information—students. Because they know the campus culture better than faculty or staff, student focus group leaders, for instance, may have a better idea of which questions to ask. In fact, engaging students to lead survey design, focus group conversations, and presentations of findings can help institutions understand their assessment evidence. Join us as we explore the advantages to using student-led efforts to make sense of data.
Catch up on all lessons in our Focus Groups in Assessment series:
Part One: Focus Groups: An Underutilized Assessment Tool
Part Two: Planning Successful Focus Groups
Part Three: Making Good Use of Focus Group Data
Part Four: Student-led Inquiry for Better Assessment