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Conduct focus groups and survey research

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  2. Resource Description
    "The Living Laboratory includes both the subjects themselves, and “collaterals” who know the subject well (often a spouse or adult child). These individuals are generally willing to participate in focus groups or surveys relating to technology and aging research and products. It should be noted that by virtue of their willingness to participate in the Living Laboratory, our subjects are clearly interested in and supportive of the concept of technologies for independent living. Therefore, ORCATECH staff will also assist OLL partners in recruiting additional focus group or survey research participants who may be less experienced with technology, or less inclined to view technology in a positive light. When an OLL partner makes a request to engage the Living Lab participants in focus groups, an ORCATECH staff member will meet with the partner to identify the number and demographics/characteristics of the desired participants, and the protocol to the used. The ORCATECH staff member will then create the necessary IRB materials to get approval for the study. Once approval is obtained, the ORCATECH staff member will identify interested participants, and meet with the OLL partner to review and finalize the list of potential participants. The ORCATECH staff member will then schedule the focus groups as needed. A similar process is used for developing a survey panel and conducting this kind of research. ORCATECH staff can provide as much assistance as the OLL partner requires to complete the focus groups, including, if desired, arranging facilities, conducting the sessions, collecting and transcribing the data, and analyzing and reporting out the results."
  3. Contact
    Zitzelberger, Tracy
  4. Service Provided by
    Oregon Center for Aging and Technology
  5. Related Publication or Documentation
    Living Laboratory Usage
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