Building a research community

Building community is an integral component of a successful life. Such is definitely the case when considering ways to capture and leverage input from customers, prospects, donors or just about any other group of interest. Online survey platforms, at least the lower end of the market, were great for...read more

It’s back! How to Avoid the Top Crimes in Customer Survey Design

Back in March we hosted our Crimes in Survey Design webinar. And since we had an overwhelming amount of interest, we are now partnering with Omega to host this webinar again with more of a ‘customer’ survey focus. About this webinar: Survey research is about asking the right questions of the right...read more

Registration is Open: Crimes in Survey Design [Webinar]

Survey research is about asking the right questions of the right people at the right time. If we can check off these three boxes then the likelihood of delivering action oriented information increases significantly. However, impediments to good survey design are on every corner. Understanding the...read more

Navigating the DIY Waters

We live in a do-it-yourself age. This DIY focus is what home improvement stores such as Lowes and Home Depot have built their empires on. The same is true for the countless auto part stores catering to the DIY guy (or gal). Online survey platforms of all shapes and sizes have brought the DIY fervor...read more

Autumn Trees Remind Me of Branchin Survey Logic

Now that autumn has arrived I spend a great deal of time watching leaves fall from the trees, slowly ever turning in the breeze. Soon the trees will be bare with their branches exposed. That’s where my mind shifts back from nature to the finer nuances of questionnaire design. A survey can be viewed...read more

Maximizing the Benefit of Rank Order Questions

Online survey platforms have provided B2B market researchers and their kin in the consumer space expanded options for questionnaire design. These options afford us the ability to create surveys that are both engaging to the respondent and more likely to yield actionable data for our clients.With the...read more

20 Most Popular Posts of 2012

While we highlight the most popular posts from a given month in our newsletter, one of my favorite activities is to look back and see what posts were the most popular overall each year. Keeping with tradition, here's a look back across the 20 most popular posts of 2012!   Customer Loyalty Month: 25...read more

Data 4 x 4

I recently taught a session of introduction to quantitative methods. The students brought up several excellent questions including a series on data types. There is no way of escaping at least a cursory chat on data types if you are involved in either consumer or B2B market research. The...read more

Keeping your eye on the end game

The key to success in market research is to ask the right questions. This sounds easy, however in reality it is not. There are numerous examples where projects have gone wrong because we sought answers to the wrong questions. In full disclosure this has happened to me on more than one occasion in my...read more

Momentary Detours

Quality is as quality does to paraphrase the line from the movie Forrest Gump. Whether we are measuring quality, customer loyalty, or brand awareness, we need to have an eye out for data quality. When we are in questionnaire design mode, we have to balance the information needs of our clients with...read more
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