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

5 Benefits of Online Employee Surveys to Improve Your Small Business

Not long ago, I learned some startling statistics: The loyalty of employees who work for small businesses has dropped by almost 20% since 2008, and currently stands at a paltry 50%. Although I have never experienced any serious turnover in my own venture, I decided to take preemptive action by...read more

Measuring Work Personalities

Survey research can be used to assess the attitudes and opinions of virtually any group or sub-group. Most of my work has been in the areas of consumer and B2B market research, but from time to time my focus has shifted toward surveying employees. This makes perfect sense as our employees are the...read more

Keeping your Survey Reporting On-Track

Creating reports from your online survey platform can be both a blessing and a curse. There are numerous pre-designed report options available which can easily shave hours of time off a project. Reports follow several themes including: Answer Summaries and Details – individual frequency counts for...read more

Using Qualitative and Quantitative Question Formats

In both consumer and B2B market research we are often faced with questions from clients that require both quantitative research methods as well as the deeper insights that come from unstructured or more qualitative approaches. Fortunately, online survey platforms such as Cvent allow us the ability...read more

Is Life Really as Simple as Yes or No?

Are questions with dichotomous answers the best use of our online survey design? Answering this question is not as simple as saying Yes or No. Dichotomous questions (those with two response options) may be simple to answer, however they leave one key component behind. Variance allows us to dive more...read more

Adding Questions to the Matrix

On occasion a survey comes my way that illustrates, either with excellence or lack of vision, good online survey design. The illustration below comes from a customer satisfaction survey provided by a regional grocery store to their online community. The table speaks to one dimension of the...read more

What Did You Expect? Customer Service Satisfaction Measurement Tips

Customer satisfaction with a product or service is a function of expectations. Are they met or better yet are they exceeded? This is the playing field that marketers have to navigate on a daily basis. What makes it especially challenging is that we have to often rely on forces and people outside of...read more

Keeping Retail Customers Satisfied

Measuring customer satisfaction is as much art as it is science. The mix of art and science varies, but one thing is for sure as we enter the 2012 holiday shopping season a great deal of attention will be paid to how satisfied customers are with their shopping experience. Retail surveys will be...read more

A Twist on the Mean

When it comes to metric data you have the ultimate flexibility in the analytical strategy you can employ. Examples of metric data include population, age, years of education, income, monthly sales, etc. Certain forms brand awareness and customer satisfaction measures can also be considered metric....read more
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