The Focus Group Research Handbook

The Focus Group Research Handbook

eBook - 1999
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A Hewlett Packard market research specialist covers the design, implementation, evaluation, and ethical issues of focus group studies including the pros and cons of marketers conducting their own for managers with limited experience in moderating such groups and for those who contract out for a study. A glossary covers "blind study" to "viewing room." Appends a sample group screener questionnaire, group discussion guide, and sample executive summary reports. Published in conjunction with the American Marketing Association. Lacks references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

McGraw Hill
Well-conducted focus group research can determine the course of your company's future. The Focus Group Research Handbook, a comprehensive, accessible reference tool, provides all the information you'll need in order to implement a focus group research study for your business, department, or small company. The results of a qualitative research study like a focus group can provide your business with powerful insight on the behavior patterns of your targeted "customer." Following author Holly Edmunds's plan, you'll learn how you can turn focus group study results into real profits by redirecting your advertising or marketing strategies to better meet the needs of your customers. The Focus Group Research Handbook offers guidelines for designing and conducting focus group studies, including sampling and recruiting, discussion guide development, suggested moderating techniques, and reporting methods. Packed with invaluable advice, The Focus Group Research Handbook simplifies and clarifies the entire focus group research process and explores how the results of such a study can bring value to your business or organization. Whether you are researching the advantages of conducting a focus group research study or have already determined that focus groups will benefit your company or organization, this guide will help you make the best choices for your business.

Publisher: Lincolnwood, Ill. : NTC Business Books, c1999
ISBN: 9780585124308
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 276 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: American Marketing Association


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