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20 things that can go wrong with your community meetings and focus groups (19 Nov 17)

What to do when things donít work out quite the way you expected


Focus groups are one of the most powerful tools available to you. They are perfect for uncovering what people think.

They are quite tricky things to run, though. You must make sure the group sticks to the agenda, that you get everyone to contribute and that no one dominates the group.

Here are twenty problems or things that can go wrong with suggestions…

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