Going Rogue: When Traditional Focus Group Structures Don’t Work for Vulnerable Markets

Hear about the unique trials surrounding the development and execution of 14 focus groups, each with a different vulnerable population, talking about a highly sensitive and personal issue. While the topic was delicate and often considered taboo, the conversation had to take place. It served as the foundation of the state's 5-year strategic plan on Sexual Violence Prevention. Questions we asked ourselves: How do we find willing participants? What is the best way to connect with these audiences? Who should we partner with to gain trust and ensure candor among participants? What we learned may surprise you.