Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) Focus Groups
The Center for Survey Research is currently conducting several focus groups around the Commonwealth on behalf of PHMC. These focus groups will discuss decision-making and planning of leisure activities. The groups will also gather feedback from the local community on local museums and marketing efforts to encourage additional visitation to local museums. The focus groups will be held in the Scranton, PA area, the Pittsburgh, PA area, and the Harrisburg, PA area. See below for additional site information and eligiblity requirements.
What is a focus group?
A focus group is a discussion with 6 to 10 people who have similar experiences. The discussion is led by an experienced moderator who will pose questions to the group. The focus group usually lasts 1 to 2 hours.
Where are the focus groups being held?
Three focus group sessions will be held as part of this research project:
Who is eligible to participate in the focus group?
In order to be considered for the focus groups, you must by 18 years of age or older and meet the following eligiblity requirements.
Why is the focus group being recorded?
We will be video recording the session to document the conversation and to get a good idea of what was said during the discussion. Only members of the research team will have access to the recording.
Will I receive anything for participating in the focus group?
Registered participants will receive $50 and refreshments as a token of our appreciation.
How do I indiciate my interest in participating?
If you meet the above requirements, please contact the Penn State Center for Survey Research focus group team using our toll free voicemail number 1-888-988-2572 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give us the following information when you contact us:
The research team will review and select eligible individuals to participate in the focus groups to ensure we have a good mix of participants for each discussion. Individuals selected to participate will receive a confirmation with additional information including the exact location of the focus group discussion on campus. Space is limited to 10 people in each focus group, so contact us soon!
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