The Motivation Gap: How to Keep a Multi-Generational Workforce Engaged

Inter-generational differences between Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y are especially pronounced in the workplace. It’s not hard to see why. The sheer range of communications styles, skill sets, aspirations, and values of different employees sitting side-by-side, confined within the...read more

Radio Buttons vs. Dropdown Menus

Don’t push that button! Or should we? Research conducted by Marketing Experiments sheds interesting light on this design question. In this example there was a direct comparison in the form of an A/B factorial test of radio buttons versus drop down menus on an order form. The research question was...read more

Tracking changes in the consumer's mind (part 1)

Market research studies serve many purposes. With each purpose comes its own set of unique survey questions and design challenges. The tracking study is one of those projects that are commonly employed in both consumer and B2B market research settings. Consistent with its name, researchers who...read more

Staying Ahead of the Curve

Are we a thing of the past? Will big data replace survey research as we know it? This question is being thrown about through all of the marketing research circles. There is no doubt that big data will impact the way marketing moves through its next evolution. For context, the same questions arose in...read more

Webinar Q & A: The Value of Employee Engagement on Customer Metrics

On Thursday, we sponsored an eWorkshop about the value of employee engagement on customer metrics with Demand Metric. We had great quetsions come in that we unfortunately did not have enough time to get to, but have answered below! If you missed the eWorkshop or would like to watch it again, the...read more

Do We Agree?

Ok so just what is a Likert scale anyway? If you have been in market research, or any form of survey research, for any length of time you have no doubt come across the ubiquitous Likert scale and its strongly agree to strongly disagree framework. In the years I have been involved in constructing...read more

Taking a Random Walk

It has been said many times that randomness is next to godliness in the world of experimental design. I would extend this thinking to the structured world of survey research as well. In this post we will look at two methods for incorporating randomness into your online survey design. Cvent offers...read more

Making the Right Choice

As consumer insight professionals we are often tasked with assessing how our consumers and prospects make a choice when selecting a product or service. This is not an easy task regardless of whether your focus is consumer or B2B market research, but there are several ways to reach the end. A recent...read more

Hey You! Feeling a Bit Irrelevant?

Is market research becoming irrelevant? If you follow the published works of Forrester Research then you may be tempted to believe that we should scrap our career path and pursue something different. Don’t be tempted! What Forrester brings to light in their article What needs to happen in market...read more

10 Pieces of VoC Advice from the Industry's Best

Every year, Forrester receives nominations for their Voice of the Customer Awards. As part of the process, the nominees answer a series of six questions that are designed ot get to the heart of their programs. Adele Sage shared the ten best pieces of VoC wisdom submitted by nominees based on answers...read more
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