Navigating the DIY Waters

We live in a do-it-yourself age. This DIY focus is what home improvement stores such as Lowes and Home Depot have built their empires on. The same is true for the countless auto part stores catering to the DIY guy (or gal). Online survey platforms of all shapes and sizes have brought the DIY fervor...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

20 Most Popular Posts of 2012

While we highlight the most popular posts from a given month in our newsletter, one of my favorite activities is to look back and see what posts were the most popular overall each year. Keeping with tradition, here's a look back across the 20 most popular posts of 2012!   Customer Loyalty Month: 25...read more

To Brand or Not to Brand (Your Survey)

To brand or not to brand is the question. Market researchers face this with every survey they release. Should they design the survey with corporate approved colors and logos or should they go plain Jane and avoid the design elements? There are good reasons for both. The advent of online survey...read more

Revisited: Executive Summary Report Writing Tips

Last Friday, National Tell a Story Day, inspired this month's Throwback Thrusday because survey reports and analysis is just that: Telling a Good (Compelling) Story. Whenever you tell a story, you have to start by setting the stage. The same is true with research reports whether you're working on...read more

Level I Evaluations: Items Selection and Piloting

In the last blog on Level 1 Evalations, we looked at different scales that can be used in creating a survey. Here let us consider some of the characteristics the items on the scales need to have so that the respondents can answer the survey effectively. “Items” means the “questions” or “statements”...read more

Imporance of Qualitative Feedback

The survey is one of the most important means of collecting data. The advantage is that it can be given to a large sample that may ensure a reasonable rate of return. However, the survey has disadvantage—it may not yield the finer details for what you are seeking data. For example, you have designed...read more

Address Book Sampling: Improve Customer Relationships

Proving to be a relational online survey provider, Cvent continues to further itself from basic survey providers by adding additional features over the weekend. Thanks to the development of the new Address Book Sampling, survey author’s can now conduct an advanced search based on a contact’s last...read more

Compensating Bad Behavior

If you have made a significant consumer purchase in the last five years, odds are you received some form of post-sale satisfaction survey. As a professional researcher, I am cognizant to the need to collect unbiased feedback from both customers and those that chose not to purchase. This constructive...read more

5 Reasons Customer Satisfaction Surveys Stink

The sad truth is many satisfaction surveys are a waste of time. At best, they provide lip service to a best-practice ideal and at worst they provide misleading data that could lead your business astray. Make sure you flush these five main culprits out of the shadows on your quest for happy customers...read more
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