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Online Bulletin Board

A private online forum that research participants can log into to answer questions and share information, ideas, and opinions. A trained moderator is present and helps to stimulate and direct the discussion as necessary. Clients can observe results by logging in and transcripts can be printed at any point in the study. Online bulletin boards have some of the interactive advantages of focus groups or face-to-face IDIs with the advantage of resource efficiencies provided by online interviewing technology.

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