Modern Masters Sessions: Focus Group Moderation 201
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When: Friday, April 27, 2018
Session 1: 9am-1pm for those with 1-3 years exp; Session 2: 1-5:30pm for those with 4-5 years exp
Where: Schlesinger Group
711 Third Avenue
9th Floor
New York, New York  10110
United States
Contact: Roben Allong

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Brought to you by the QRCA NY Metro Chapter and the QRCA Content Committee

Sponsored by Schlesinger Group

Please note that Session 1 (for those with 1-3 years experience) is SOLD OUT.


  • QRCA Members - Free
  • Non Members - Students and up to 5 years post graduation - $45
  • Non Members - All others - $85

This workshop is limited to 12 moderators (6 per Session) with 5 years or less in-person moderation experience. 

Beef up your moderating skills with HANDS-ON, ACTUAL CLIENT focus group experience! 

A can't miss opportunity, the Modern Masters Session: Focus Group Moderation 201 is an interactive workshop designed for moderators with little or limited experience to gain new skills using the latest in focus group in-room technology at Schlesinger's state-of-the-art new facility in NYC. Attendees will have the opportunity to moderate a mini focus group for a nonprofit with a real research need and receive feedback from QRCA member master moderators. Leave the session more confident with:

  • Rapport building techniques
  • More effective participant listening skills
  • Insight gathering best practices
  • Experience with Schlesinger's Tech Wall, a new interactive platform used to display free-form and structured stimuli
  • Tips on how to improve -direct from moderators with 20+ years experience
  • QRCA Advance Program Status points (members only)

Registration is first come, first serve and is open to both members and non-members. 

  • The workshop's client is Little Essentials, a local NYC nonprofit that offers at-risk families living in poverty urgently needed children’s supplies and parenting education
  • Background information on the client and the research objective plus a moderator's guide will be provided in advance
  • Researchers should plan to stay for their entire session
    • Session 1: 9:00 - 1:00 - Moderators with 1-3 years experience - SESSION 1 IS SOLD OUT
    • Session 2: 1:00 - 5:30 - Moderators with 4-5 years experience
  • Each focus group will be 30 minutes in length with ~5 participants
  • A debrief session will be held at the end of each session where researchers can share feedback with each other plus receive advice from the workshop organizers
  • Formal feedback will be given privately to each researcher by a QRCA member master moderator following the session including:

QRCA has the right to reject a registration and return their payment if they do not qualify per the information submitted. Workshop details are subject to change.

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