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focus group

A group of people from a particular population who are asked by a trained facilitator their opinions and beliefs about a particular subject which is of interest to the population from which they were selected. The NHS uses focus groups to assess staff opinion on how a Trust is progressing towards achieving a particular goal (e.g., implementing the Improving Working Lives initiative).

fo·cus group

(fō'kŭs grūp)
Small group of people gathered together for purpose of identifying and discussing points of view about topic; discussion led by facilitator from outside the group.

fo·cus group

(fō'kŭs grūp)
Small group of people gathered together to identify and discuss points of view; discussion led by outside facilitator.

focus group,

n a demographic target group of people used to gather opinions or data descriptive of the population represented by the sample selected.
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