The Top 20 Consumer Market Research Questions

Over the past few years, market research has taken off and become an industry norm, from start-ups to fortune 500 companies. It is in such demand there are businesses that operate exclusively to provide market research – so it’s no longer a matter of knowing market research is important, it’s a...read more

Zero to 100 - Using Numeric Scales in Survey Design

When considering the type of data needed from a survey question we have several choices; nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio. In addition to the type of data, most survey platforms offer the survey author a wide variety of visual presentations. This post focuses on the use of numerical scales...read more

Matching Distributions with Quotas

Since very few of us have the option to conduct a census of our customers, prospects or panelists we need to rely on the sampling process. For most consumer and B2B market research studies, one of our goals is to provide data that mirrors the population(s) of interest along the lines of these...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

Surveying Decision Makers

Not all members of the community have equal value. I mean no prejudice with that statement, but at certain times, especially in the B2B marketing research space, our focus is on surveying decision makers. Individual contributors and those with influence on key purchase decisions are important, but...read more

What Was Missing at Content Marketing World (And 5 Content Suggestions)

What was missing from this week's Content Marketing World?  Data and Feedback Collection! I don't mean that they didn't collect feedback from attendees. They had a survey for every session in their mobile app. They incentived attendees to complete the surveys by gamifying them. Attendees were...read more

Q and A is Every Researcher's Job

Incentivized panels are a fact of life for consumer and B2B market researchers. As we look for new and innovative ways to meet our sampling needs many of us have turned to panels to fill our project goals. The majority of these panels incent their members for response. Research bodies such as ESOMAR...read more

Unexpected Expectations

I recently had the pleasure of taking my wife to the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary NC to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Now I have not stayed in many five-star resorts in my life, but this experience has certainly whetted my appetite. During our stay I had the opportunity to reflect on what...read more

Close the Screen Door

Living in the Southeast one has to accept that mosquitoes will be a big part of your spring and summer equation. However, the smart individual who invented screening for windows and doors really had a brilliant idea. This simple product makes it easy to keep creatures out of your living spaces. We...read more

Using an Index to Compare Percentages

Survey data is rife with percentages and this is not a bad thing. What makes the exercise challenging is giving context to the percentages. For example, if 37% of your respondents are first-time buyers is this a good thing or bad thing? To answer this question we need a benchmark to compare to. Okay...read more
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