Monthly Archives: June 2011

Focus groups

By the way, no one does focus groups anymore.  Now it’s Nominal Group Technique (NGT) or modified Delphi method.  Click the link for an example of each NGT and Delphi.

And don’t worry, these processes only sound complicated.  They actually make conducting a focus group much easier.

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Dissecting your CME evaluation instrument

After reviewing 17 evaluation instruments associated with their current CME activities, the University of Virgina School of Medicine Office of CME indentified 8 core questions they felt needed to be included in the evaluations of all live, regularly scheduled and enduring CME.  Their process is discussed in CE Measure here.  I’ve recreated the table containing their eight core evaluation items here.

If you have no idea where your current evaluation questions came from (or what they actually measure) AND do not forsee the opportunity to address these concerns…at least read the CE Measure article referenced above and use the evaluation questions they recommend.

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