Talk It Out: Successful Focus Group Discussion Tips

A lot of thoughtful work and planning goes into ensuring a focus group discussion generates the type of deep insights a client seeks. Here are a few tips from our experts on how to successfully moderate one. Focus groups generate deep insights by bringing together a small group of people (usually about eight to ten)…

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To Poll or Not to Poll

Poll Response

Due To The Prominence Of Polls, Clients Often Come To Meeting Street Insights Assuming They Are The Best And Easiest Method For Getting The Information They Need. Often This Is True. Sometimes It’s Not. When we at Meeting Street tell new acquaintances what we do for a living, most people hear “market research” and think…

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Margin of Error in Survey Research

Margin of error is a very specific measure of sample bias, and it can help you determine how accurate a survey is likely to be. But it doesn’t account for every bias that might impact the accuracy of a survey. To get to more accurate results, survey researchers must contend with bias, both their own…

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Five Tools to Help You Talk Turkey with the Family

Get a few tips from our trained focus group moderators on navigating holiday get-togethers. The holiday season is officially upon us and, for many of us, that means spending quality time with the family. If you’re one of the fortunate few, your relatives and you share “relatively” the same viewpoints on some of life’s more…

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An Interview with Rob Autry

It will come as no surprise to anyone who works with us, that we love what we do and we will never turn down an opportunity to talk about our passion for polling. Survey questions and data compilation may not be the most exciting conversation topics for everyone, but when you dig deep you see…

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Meeting Street Insights

Learn more about the history, philosophy, and practices of our firm, and how they lead to stronger partnerships and better insights for our clients. As a founder and business owner, one of the most important things I do is to evaluate where we’ve been and where we’re going. This process of reflection helps me better…

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The Benefits of Market Research

Market research is the best tool for getting the targeted, industry-specific insights required to make truly strategic business decisions. Strengthening or expanding your organization’s foothold in the market can be challenging. There are numerous factors to take into account. Some are standard considerations, such as best practices surrounding business management and administration. Others are more…

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The Impact of the Pandemic on Survey Research

A deeper look at how the pandemic affected polling It’s been over one year since we published a letter to our clients about the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to Meeting Street Insights. We wanted to take this opportunity to take a deeper look at how the pandemic affected polling in both the long-…

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Presidential Approval Ratings at 100 Days

How President Biden’s 100th day approval ratings compare to his predecessors, and what it might mean for the midterms. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a radio address on July 24, 1933, to reflect on his first few months in office. He had begun his presidency by convening Congress into a special session that managed to…

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Democrats, Republicans, and the Sunshine State

If you were watching the 2020 Election Night coverage, chances are Florida was a hot topic, especially what was happening in Miami-Dade County at the very bottom of the state. Heading into Election Day, FiveThirtyEight’s polling average in Florida showed Joe Biden with a slight edge (+ 2.5 points); but, by the time all the…

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