This is a note to self really.
Sometimes when you're doing a group or an interview (or whatever) and everything's going smoothly, you stumble across a wobble.
Lets say for instance you are researching new ideas, putting them in front of a group of people and exploring their responses. Everyone seems to like an idea and are happily telling you why it's so great, but then you get hit by a wobble. It can be almost imperceptible - a slight pause of discomfort; a quaver of doubt; a teeny concern that is virtually whispered before being discounted. Perhaps you choose to probe it further and the group gamely considers the issue, but decides it's irrelevant. Or, perhaps they refuse to entertain it at all; the person who initially whispered it backtracks "I was just being silly, ignore me".
As a researcher you are left with a nag and the problem of knowing what to do with it. Suggesting it might be a bigger issue is unlikely to make you popular, just when you were already feeling on shaky ground to your lack of hard evidence. Or you could ignore it altogether, sticking to a straightforward story and convincing yourself it's the right thing to do.
It's not an easy one to navigate. But an inconvenient little wobble in a research context, could mean something more significant in real life. I think we have a duty to report them. Carefully.