Raise your Survey Response Rates

Organizations use surveys to achieve many different goals. Whether they want to measure employee satisfaction, conduct market research, administer training assessments or gauge customer satisfaction, a well-executed survey is an important business tool for making more informed decisions. However,...read more

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

Reading the Lay of the Land: Demographics and Awareness

Those of us involved in B2B market research are often called upon to provide a “lay of the land” through survey data, focus groups and competitive intelligence. This approach provides decision makers with a view of marketing opportunities by key target segment. In addition to survey results, this...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

The Champion Meets the Challenger

The basics of database and direct marketing require that marketers continue to improve their offering. This is consistent with the approach of improving return on investment (ROI) in your marketing programs. As a consumer or B2B market researcher your role in this effort comes in designing and...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

Measuring Purchase Influence

Measuring influence is a common practice in both consumer and B2B marketing research. Understanding the dynamics of the purchase process is critical to both effective messaging as well as the overall design of your sales programs. With that said from the perspective of questionnaire creation there...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
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