Ideas for Interactive Focus Groups

My teammate and I are running a focus group in a couple weeks. The group will be large (about 17 people) and will be with working professionals (mid-20s through mid-40s). We’d like to add a few interactive elements to this focus group so that people have a variety of ways to express themselves, move around, and have some fun. Here’s our running list for activities to use during interactive focus groups.
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Researchers vs. Evaluators: How Much Do We Have in Common?

A few years ago, I (unintentionally) accepted an evaluation position, and the contrast between research and evaluation hit me like a brick. Now, I’m fully adapted to the evaluation field, but a few of my researcher friends have asked me to blog about the similarities and differences between researchers and evaluators. We might use the same statistical formulas and methods, and we often write reports at the end of projects. But our approaches, motivations, priorities, and questions are a little different.
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