Preventing Respondent Frustration

This post applies to consumer and B2B market researchers as well as those who design questionnaires for measuring employee satisfaction and engagement. Multiple response questions where the respondent can select any or all options are a valuable question format. However, if not handled correctly...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

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

Would the Lottery Change your Life?

What would you do if you won the Mega Millions? I’m sure we can all think of countless things we would purchase, charities we would donate to, or investments we'd make. But, would you quit your job if you won $10 million? I came across a recent article by Gallup. Survey says that ‘engaged workers,’...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

3 Types of Employees & 4 Ways To Curb the Not-Engaged and Actively Disengaged Problem

Employee engagement (or lack thereof) has been a popular topic of conversation recently, as this issue is not something companies can afford to take lightly when 70% of Americans don’t show up to work committed to delivering their best performance, according to Gallup. I’ve wrote about the poor...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

A Little Touch of RFM

When is the best time to promote your service or product offering? This is a core question that all marketers ask themselves, and one that those of us in consumer and B2B market research should be able to answer. We can typically get to such an answer with a combination of transactional and survey...read more

Getting the customer service house in order

Customer satisfaction can often be a tale of two cities. I was reminded of this on a recent trip to Los Angeles. My flight was uneventful, but I was not so lucky with the car rental process. The vendor of choice was one of the low cost providers, which given the wide range of prices listed online I...read more
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