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

Test Before You Send

After you’ve crafted what you think is a perfect survey, there’s one more thing you need to do before you send the masses – Test! This is the last and most important step before your survey goes live. It’s a good idea for someone (or a few colleagues) to double check the survey and look for any...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

Autumn Trees Remind Me of Branchin Survey Logic

Now that autumn has arrived I spend a great deal of time watching leaves fall from the trees, slowly ever turning in the breeze. Soon the trees will be bare with their branches exposed. That’s where my mind shifts back from nature to the finer nuances of questionnaire design. A survey can be viewed...read more

How Much is your Customer's Voice Worth

A good customer experience is worth its weight in gold. As consumer and B2B market researchers we know this and it is our job to share the word with our colleagues in other departments. Two recent experiences reminded me of the importance of post-event satisfaction measurement. Recently I rented a...read more

Quant Meets Qual

You have heard me state many times that quantitative research benefits greatly from the depth you can achieve via qualitative research. How many times have you had clients state they wish they knew more about why respondents went one way or another? We, as survey designers, can obtain that depth of...read more

10 Tips for Writing Emails that Will Yield Higher Survey Response Rates

We’ve all been there before:  you have an email with a specific call to action (in this case a survey) that you’ve perfected and polished and are sure that it will have high open and participation rates. You push send and study the email stats over the next few hours. A response to your survey...read more

Books Aren't the Only Thing with Chapters

Books are not the only things that have chapters. The current version of the Cvent online survey platform allows survey designers to group common core questions into a single chapter. Surveys can have multiple chapters such as screening questions (e.g., demographics or firm statistics), brand...read more

Employee Retention is the New Black

When the word retention comes to mind we often turn to customer retention first. After all, retention management programs are a key component to successful growth of the customer base. However, as the economy continues to slowly move out of the depths, another version of retention is becoming...read more
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