Appendix 3 - Focus Group Schedule
Understanding economic, social and environmental changes in [case study parish] over the past 100 years
Focus group length: 2 hours.
NB. List of equipment/objectives can be found after the following table.
|10.00||15 mins||A: Orientation exercise|| A1: Registration and tea/coffee (hand out consent form, feedback form, list of 'ingredients' and MCA sheet)
A2: Add post-it notes of 'Top three changes in the parish in the last 50 years' to the wall
|10.15||10 mins||B: Project introduction||B1: Short PowerPoint presentation - introduce project and focus group aims, introduce nine 'ingredients' for a healthy community (displayed on wall)|
|10.25||40 mins||C: Timelines|| Q: What has happened in the parish?
C1: Present and explain the timeline - blank sheet with graphs from data dotted around as prompts - will talk through economic, social and environmental changes (5 mins)
C2: Facilitate discussion around the timeline - either facilitator adds post-it notes when suggestions are made, or participants welcome to add their own (35 mins)
|11.05||15 mins||D: Key changes|| Q: What were the most important changes?
D1: Identify and discuss the most important local changes that impacted on the nine ingredients for a healthy community (suggestions from the floor, listed on flip chart 15 mins)
|11.25||30 mins||E: MCA exercise|| Q: What have been the impacts of these changes?
E1: Explain exercise - show on flip chart - participants fill in the five changes on their own sheet (10 mins)
E2: Participants work individually to show direction and strength of change (20 mins)
|11.55||5 mins||F: Closing|| F1: Final questions
F2: Outline of next steps and outputs (one slide max)
F3: Feedback forms
|A: Orientation exercise||Participants meet each other and begin to discuss key events that have happened in the parish.|
|B: Project introduction||Participants understand aims of the project and see an overview of data collected for the parish, including key changes identified in interviews.
Present nine 'ingredients' for a healthy/thriving community and the wider factors which may have influenced the community (other factors framework).
|C: Timelines||Timeline to help participants identify events that influenced economic, environmental and social changes.
Capture discussion that relates to how events and changes have influenced the ingredients for a healthy community.
|D: Key changes||Discuss links between the changes which emerged from Exercise C.
Identify important events that have influenced the nine ingredients over time. Identify most significant local changes to be evaluated.
|E: MCA exercise||Understand how changes have influenced the nine 'ingredients'. Specific objectives: (i) evaluate relative influence of important changes on economic, social and environmental conditions (ingredients); (ii) assess how significant land ownership patterns have been relative to other events and changes; and (iii) record qualitative information as to why group/individuals evaluate impacts in the way they do.|
|A: Orientation exercise
Large map of parish, large post-it notes, pens
|B: Project introduction||Laptop, projector and screen, presentation (max. 6 slides)|
|C: Timelines||Timeline sheet
'Ingredients' to show on wall
Flip chart for facilitator to record discussion
Large post-it notes and pens
|D: Key changes||Flip chart paper and stand|
|E: MCA exercise||Flip chart for demonstration
MCA exercise handouts
MCA matrix for wall
|F: Closing||Final outputs presentation (one slide max)
Email: Graeme Beale, email@example.com
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