An Online panel is a group of selected research participants who have agreed to provide information at specified intervals over an extended period of time.
A panel can be distinguished from a database in the following ways:
Online panels could be for B2C or B2B. In B2B panels, a selective group of panelists will be involved like "retail owners panel" which would have retail owners as panel members.
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