I'm helping my girlfriend with her thesis, and we're trying to come up with a compact, specific phrasing for this question.

To explain, in her field, there are two opposing groups, groups that support 'commitment to AAA', and groups that support 'commitment to BBB'. Part of her thesis was to do research among the stakeholders, to find out how they think about XXX, and conclude if they support commitment to AAA or commitment to BBB.

So far, we've come up with:

"How do stakeholders position XXX on the topic of commitment to AAA as opposed to commitment to BBB?"

Basically, we came up with this by thinking of a scale, with AAA on the left, and BBB on the right, and then determining the position of the stakeholders. However, we don't really like 'on the topic of', as it's too vague or general for these oposing groups. We're not sure about the bold parts, and we're very open to suggestions.

  • @lbf I'm sorry, I'm not sure if I understand what you mean with 'brownie points'
    – ROIMaison
    Commented May 29, 2018 at 21:52
  • points one gains with a person they are helping ( your gf!)
    – lbf
    Commented May 29, 2018 at 22:38
  • It's not clear what you're asking. Are you saying that you want to compare the position that supporters of AAA have on XXX to the position that supporters of BBB have on XXX? Commented May 29, 2018 at 23:51
  • So, let's say that 10 people support AAA and 5 people support BBB. On a scale where 100% for AAA is -10 and 100% support for BBB is +10, this would put the overall group's belief at -3.3? (Assuming I have the math right.) If so, I think your use of XXX is confusing the statement. Perhaps: How do the stakeholders collectively position themselves on a relative scale between AAA and BBB? Commented May 30, 2018 at 6:55
  • @JasonBassford, the XXX is very important, as that is the practice that is being evaluated. My girlfriend is asking the stakeholders how they feel about XXX, and then uses the responses to see how the stakeholders are positioned in AAA vs BBB.
    – ROIMaison
    Commented May 30, 2018 at 7:37

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How heavily do stakeholders weigh XXX when considering a predisposition for either AAA or BBB?

Heavily - adverb - To a great degree

Weigh - verb - Assess the nature or importance of, especially with a view to a decision or action.

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