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fo′cus group`(n.)

  1. a representative group of people questioned together, usually in a controlled setting, about their opinions on issues of politics, product marketing, etc.

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  1. focus group(Noun)

    A group of people, sampled from a larger population, interviewed in open session for market research or political analysis


  1. Focus group

    A focus group is a form of qualitative research in which a group of people are asked about their perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes towards a product, service, concept, advertisement, idea, or packaging. Questions are asked in an interactive group setting where participants are free to talk with other group members. The first focus groups were created at the Bureau of Applied Social Research in the USA, by associate director, sociologist Robert K. Merton. The term itself was coined by psychologist and marketing expert Ernest Dichter.


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