The Final Four: Ways to Collect Data in Survey Research

When we strip away the glamor, the surveys we create and administer are nothing more than data collection platforms. Novice researchers may focus on basic question types, but as we expand our skills the more astute researcher realizes there are many ways to capture data through the questions asked....read more

Measuring Frequency of Usage

Usage frequency is a critical variable to marketers. Frequent users of our products and services tend to look and feel different than lower frequency users. Understanding these differences can help guide strategy that maximizes revenue and profitability. The question at hand then becomes how do we...read more

Webinar Q&A: Crimes in Survey Design

Last Thursday, I hosted the Crimes in Survey Design webinar. We had many great questions come in that we unfortunately did not have time to get to, but have answered below! If you missed the webinar or would like to watch it again, the recording is available here. What is the ideal rating scale: 5...read more

Incentives: What Works?

Survey incentives are must unless you are working with an extremely devoted audience such as a political group or cause-related organization such as a charity. Even with these groups in order to reach response targets we may have to provide an incentive in exchange for their time and opinions. How...read more

Keeping an Eye on What is Important

What is statistical significance anyway? The core of our survey data analysis should be directed toward generating consumer insights that are both meaningful and actionable. In order to achieve this joint goal we have to keep our eye on significance, both statistical and managerial.Previously we...read more

Tasty Satisfaction Treats: Feedback Tips for Restaurateurs

If there were one industry that could truly benefit from consumer insight research, it is the restaurant industry. Granted there are the giants of the industry, e.g. McDonalds or Chik-fil-A, that have teams dedicated to dissecting every aspect of the customer experience, but the biggest gains can...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

Capturing the First Time

Do you remember your first time? Well if it was your first kiss then I hope you would remember. In this case I am referring to first time you became a customer of (fill in the blank). How you feel about your first experience with a new retailer, vendor or other company plays a large role in...read more

Hotel Guest Surveys: Foundation of Leading Loyalty Programs

Summer is often thought of as the travel season with families taking their annual vacations. Of course travel and tourism occur throughout the year and are a significant input to the both US and the broader global economies. The industries that make up the tourism sector are keen at paying attention...read more

Many roads to satisfied customers

When it comes to measuring customer satisfaction there are many camps. The one thing most market researchers will agree on is that customer satisfaction (CSat as it is also known) is a multi-dimensional construct. What this means in English is that a customer’s satisfaction with your brand, company,...read more
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