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Table 1 Two pillars of mixed-method design focus groups

From: Public evaluation of electricity technologies and future low-carbon portfolios in Germany and the USA

  Homework Group discussion
Information for participants Information package: Information package:
ca. 30 pages with information on 12 electricity technologies and both a technology cost comparison and pollution comparison sheet ca. 7 pages with information on 7 electricity portfolios and both a portfolio cost comparison and pollution comparison sheet
Method of data collection Quantitative surveys: Quantitative surveys:
Total of 24 closed questions with surveys on ranking technologies, attitude on climate change, NIMBY, comprehension and impact of information on preferences Total of 14 closed questions with surveys on ranking technologies and portfolios, comprehension and impact of information on preferences, carbon capture and storage
Qualitative: Qualitative:
None Tape recording and verbatim transcription of group discussions
Requirements for participants Reading of information package and filling out of surveys Explanation of preferences and attitudes towards technologies and portfolios, and filling out of surveys
  1. Source: own depiction.