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Welcome to the Farkas Duffett Research Group. 

We are experts at conducting focus groups, opinion surveys and program evaluations. That′s what we do.

We approach our work with honesty, creative intelligence, pragmatism and great curiousity. That′s what defines our work.

People sometimes ask, ″What′s your business model?″ Virtually all of our work stems from repeat business or referrals from clients who have known us for years. They entrust us with researching the ideas and programs they care about. We earn that trust every time we start and end a project. That′s our business model.

If you need research, we′ll work with you to design a tailor-made study that:
    • Captures the fears, values and hopes that drive people′s views
    • Finds out what people really want
    • Anticipates areas of resistance, inertia and backlash
    • Suggests ways to engage constituencies

Our goal is to conduct research that matters. That′s what we care about.

What's New

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute commissioned the FDR Group to find out what public school teachers think about teaching math these days. Click here to see the full report.

The FDR Group partnered with the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation to learn more about what Idahoans think about public education in their state. Click here for the report.

New America's Education Policy Program commissioned a series of focus groups on people's experiences with student loans -- see the FDR Group report here.

We partnered with the communications firm Big Duck to help them answer the question "Does rebranding really work?" -- click here to get their ebook based on an FDR Group survey.

For The New York Times story "Writers Say They Feel Censored by Surveillance," based on FDR Group research on behalf of PEN America, click here

Click here to see an Ed Week Commentary citing data from an FDR Group survey with public school teachers.
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