For my thesis, I want to refer to interviewees talking for one occasion. The interview was not one-on-one, but conducted in a focus group. A focus group is a group interview without requiring consensus, where the group typically consists of 6 to 10 interviewees.
An example makes it much clearer, so here's a fictional transcript of a focus group:
A: Hello, what are your names? B: My name is B. C: My name is C. D: And my name is D. A: Next question, what is your opinion about SE? B: Well, that asks for a long answer. I'm mostly positive. Some things can be better though.
My goal is to refer to one sentence here, like the last long one by
B, both directly like
on occasion X, B said that ..., but also abstractly like
B talked on 45 of 399 occasions, where occasion[s] is replaced with the word I'm looking for.
It can't be called one sentence as such, because it consists of multiple sentences. Calling it a citation also doesn't cover it completely, neither does case or event. Occasion comes closest, but results in extra explanation, because occasion can mean a lot of things.
Does anybody know the academic term used for this?