The QRRC Research and Pedagogical Facilities include:

  • Large multi-purpose focus group research room with modular furniture configurations to suit various group sizes
  • Adjacent observation room with a wide expanse one way window, colour monitor, and audio system, which allows observers to watch and listen to interaction unobtrusively (seating for 24)
  • Video recording of focus groups direct to a Windows Media file format
  • Colour video cameras with remotely controlled panning, tilting, zooming, and participant tracking capabilities
  • Rooms available for interviewing
  • Digital voice recorders and standard/mini cassette recorders for recording interviews
  • Transcription room for digital and tape transcription (word processor, transcribing machine, and printer; digital transcription software)
  • SPSS/NVivo (computer assisted qualitative data analysis software)
  • DVD/VHS video playback machines
  • Audio and/or video transfer for teaching purposes, i.e. standard cassette to MP3; VHS tapes to DVD
  • Resource library with a collection of materials on qualitative methodologies

Services Available:

Technical assistance for audio and video is provided by Susan Foster, the Centre's Media Operations Technician and Administrative Assistant. (sfoster@yorku.ca)