Unlocking a Research Panel

If you are considering building up a research panel of your own one of the key considerations is the nature of your profile survey. This will be the first survey, and hopefully not last, that a participant will see. Although the word ‘profile’ has mixed connotations, as in the negative context of...read more

Getting Back to the Trenches: Getting too Far Removed from the Customer Experience

Some days as a B2B market researcher, and in my previous lives in consumer research, I find myself becoming more intimate with SPSS files and questionnaires than with our customers. Ah, you might say, such is the life of a quant junkie. Well that may be true, as I do love working with the data that...read more

Customer Satisfaction + Importance

Customer satisfaction measurement can be best described as part art, part science, and part intuition. Regardless of how you view it there are several moving parts to this equation. Satisfaction, as a measure itself, is part of a larger equation centered on profitability. When designing a...read more

Time is an Element Worth Considering

Measuring customer loyalty and satisfaction is a primary task for both consumer and B2B market research professionals. Today’s question is a matter of time as in a snapshot (one period in time) or a trend (measurements over a period of time.) Should satisfaction, awareness or other measures be...read more

Ozzy Osbourne's Advice for Questionnaire Design

In one of Ozzy Osbourne’s songs he uses the phrase “going forward in reverse.” Little did the singer know that his lyrics would also apply to survey research, specifically to the area of questionnaire design.  One of the key concerns facing researchers today is data quality. It is all too easy for...read more

6 Net Promoter New Year’s Resolutions

Do you currently use Net Promoter Score (NPS) to gauge and measure customer satisfaction? If so, check out these best practices that you can implement (if you don’t already) in the beginning of 2013! Let Customers Know You’re Using Their Feedback – Emphasize that you are taking customer feedback and...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

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

Understanding when to survey

The who, the what, the how, the why and the when. Let’s take a look at “the when” for establishing a timeframe for measuring customer satisfaction. Companies, organizations and governmental entities invest heavily in attempting to understand the drivers underlying customer satisfaction and...read more
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