Survey Crime: Unlawful Use of Bias

Most surveyors are constantly looking for ways to reduce survey bias that naturally sneaks into their questionnaires. One way to help reduce bias is to randomize survey question answer choices. Failure to randomize answer choices can result in order bias because there is a natural tendency to select...read more

Webinar Registration is Open – Voice of the Customer: Big Data as a Strategic Advantage

As customers increasingly use new technology and interaction channels to engage businesses, the role of Voice of the Customer (VOC) programs has elevated to new heights, and adopting a multi-channel customer engagement strategy is no longer just an option for businesses. Join us for this webinar,...read more

How secure is your customer base?

How do you define loyalty? This is a concept marketers have pondered on for as long as there has been competition in the marketplace. As a topic loyalty has been thoroughly researched by academics and practitioners alike. A few things that we know about loyal customers: They tend to be satisfied...read more

A Nickel Here a Dime There

Surveys can be used to assess opinions on our messaging and the propositions we put forth into the market. It makes sense that we would want to leverage statements that resonate with the thought process of our consumers and prospects. This is where consumer and B2B market research can inform the...read more

Raise your Survey Response Rates

Organizations use surveys to achieve many different goals. Whether they want to measure employee satisfaction, conduct market research, administer training assessments or gauge customer satisfaction, a well-executed survey is an important business tool for making more informed decisions. However,...read more

Using the Van Westendorp Pricing Model

Organizations tasked with making a profit operate under a strategy which is dependent upon multiple factors including market share; volatility; brand position; and other factors including the current state of the economy. The primary goal here is to maximize the profit generated by the firm....read more

Panels are like Gardens

Is 2013 the year of the research panel? Adoption of research panels is definitely a growing trend, but panels themselves are not for the faint of heart. They offer advantages, but require commitment, just as a garden requires planting, watering, weeding, harvesting and so forth, so do panels. Let’s...read more

Listening Actively

Growing up in a household with parents who were golfers, I was exposed early on to the concept of follow through. In this case it meant following through on the swing after you struck the ball. In the realm of market research, especially customer satisfaction, follow through has an equally important...read more

Reaching Consensus

As a fact of daily life we are confronted with choices and options. Some of these decisions are easy to make and take little of our precious time. However, there are those decisions that take considerable time and resources to resolve. As survey researchers we put our respondents through choice...read more

Let's Go Mobile!

I’m goin’ mobile as Pete Townsend once sang. The trend toward all things mobile continues to cruise down the highway unconcerned by high gas prices. Does this mean market research should follow along? I say so with a cautious yes! Why the caution you ask? When we go mobile we should do so with open...read more
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