Tying Up Loose Ends in Customer Data

Sometimes it is difficult to tie the loose ends together, but as market researchers this is what we do for our colleagues in marketing, sales and customer service. A recent new vehicle purchase has made this abundantly clear to me. Major purchase transactions, as far as milestone events go, generate...read more

The 411 on Survey Chapters

Survey Chapters allow you to organize related questions and pages into designated units or blocks that add more structure to your questionnaire. Instead of forcing respondents to go through page after page of random questions, survey authors can group like questions, so the survey flows better. The...read more

Keep an Eye on Response Rates

How well did we do? This is a common question in B2B and consumer marketing research circles. However, to answer it we need to know which is the metric that matters. In this case survey response is in question. Our brethren in database and direct marketing are intimately familiar with the concepts...read more

Q & A from The Voice of the Customer: From Feedback to Action Webinar

Last week, we hosted a webinar with Senior Research Analyst from Aberdeen Group, Aly Pinder, and Global Client Experience Senior Program Manager from Cornerstone OnDemand, Jen Maldonado. We had TONS of great questions. We've gone through the all questions and answered them here. If you missed the...read more

Climbing the Pricing Ladder

Pricing is one of those tricky P’s that we speak of in marketing. Getting the right price can add serious coin to the company’s bottom line. Missing the mark could lead to lost sales, lower earnings and the proverbial albatross around the neck of being the “high” price player. So, can marketing...read more

Understanding the Decision

Making decisions can be a challenging process. Understanding how customers navigate their decision process is a key function for both consumer and B2B market research professionals. One technique that is useful for understanding the decision matrix is CHAID analysis or known formerly as Chi-Square...read more

Attitudes Drive Behaviors or is it the Reverse?

In a previous post we examined the fundamentals of Likert scale development. In case you missed it, Likert survey questions are designed to measure attitudes using a five or seven-point scale agreement scale (e.g. strongly disagree to strongly agree). These scales and their derivatives continue to...read more

Crafting Community Surveys

What makes a community? Well certainly it is a collection of unique individuals who call a single place home. It is also a place where businesses hang their shingle. Collectively the residents and businesses work together and if all goes well the community can thrive. However, there is something...read more

Quota Design

Not all surveys will be applicable to all potential respondents. Targeting our survey efforts to those most likely to respond will increase our engagement levels and in theory provide a more interesting experience. How do we know who is most likely to respond? This is a question for the ages, but in...read more

Key Drivers for Research Supplier Selection

It is rare that as a marketing researcher I get to take a survey. That may sound odd, but more often than not one’s occupation is used as a screener. Most researchers don’t want other researchers taking their survey, even though they may be qualified on all other accounts. The rare occasion is the...read more
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