This brief guide will provide information about the discussion guide. A practical tool that allows you to have a view of the questions you've prepared in your guide directly in the meeting room, without having to open any external documents or additional pages.
A discussion guide is an outline of topics and questions that outlines the direction of the conversation and minimizes the effort from the moderator to remember all the questions that have to be asked, it also allows you to develop projective techniques to aid your respondent in expressing their feelings.
- Research objectives: Why are you engaging in this discussion and what do you hope to accomplish?
- Respondent profile: It describes who you will be talking to
- Topics: For a typical session you will want to cover 3 to 5 topics, which you will derive from your research objective. Topics are generally prioritized and thought of as follows:
- Product usage, Buying behavior
- General before specific
- Behavioral before attitude
- Positive before negative
- Unaided before aided
- Respondent categories before moderator categories