Superior Data Through Closed Doors

Have you ever caught yourself telling a white lie? If you have, it probably wasn’t during a situation where you felt anonymous. Let’s face it, anonymity fosters honesty and candor. A quick scan of any Internet message board or review site could tell you that. When people aren’t tied to their...read more

Top 15 Blog Posts of 2013

I can’t believe 2013 is almost over! There are so many great blogs that we’ve posted over the past 12 months, that I wanted to keep up with tradition and give all of our readers a recap of the most popular blog posts of 2013! Enjoy! Samples at Random Sometimes being random is exactly what your...read more

Saying Thank You

Which way did he go? This is an excellent question and one that is useful for guiding survey design. Where we elect to send people after they complete our survey is a matter that should not be taken lightly. In this case I believe it is important that we finish strong. In the Cvent online survey...read more

How representative is my sample?

The question that lies in the back of any researcher’s mind centers on what degree is their sample a reasonable measure of the population of interest? All aspects of the survey project can be spot on, but if the respondents do not form a representative sample then all bets are off for the quality of...read more

To Brand or Not to Brand (Your Survey)

To brand or not to brand is the question. Market researchers face this with every survey they release. Should they design the survey with corporate approved colors and logos or should they go plain Jane and avoid the design elements? There are good reasons for both. The advent of online survey...read more

Answering: Why do they Buy?

As someone involved in B2B market research, I am often asked by my internal and external clients a very simple question “Why do customers buy from us?” As simple as this question may seem it is not always the easiest to answer. Most clients, especially those in the C-Suite, expect this to be...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

Imporance of Qualitative Feedback

The survey is one of the most important means of collecting data. The advantage is that it can be given to a large sample that may ensure a reasonable rate of return. However, the survey has disadvantage—it may not yield the finer details for what you are seeking data. For example, you have designed...read more

25 Most Popular Survey Posts of 2011

Last week I shared my favorite feedback management blog posts that fell outside the Top 25 Most Popular Posts of 2011. After crunching the analysis for most read articles, most shared and clicked posts, I've narrowed down our 476+ posts to just the Top 25.Please share your thoughts below on any...read more

Checklists for Survey Project Success

As survey researchers we are more like projects managers than we may think. The more I work around project managers the more I realize we are managing projects with the same goals as any dedicated PM. Now our projects may not be on the scale of building a new hospital, installing a new computer...read more
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