Balancing Competing Demands

As a Libra it is fairly easy for me to visualize the need for balance. As someone who practices consumer and B2B market research, I can also see this same need in my professional work. Although I am by no means a professional counselor it has become apparent to me that in order to achieve a balanced...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

Matching Distributions with Quotas

Since very few of us have the option to conduct a census of our customers, prospects or panelists we need to rely on the sampling process. For most consumer and B2B market research studies, one of our goals is to provide data that mirrors the population(s) of interest along the lines of these...read more

Keeping Profile Questionnaires Current

January is a perfect time to review ongoing surveys that you plan to use in the coming year. If you are planning to develop a survey panel, or have one in existence, then it is time to review your profile questionnaire (PQ). This is the first survey panelists will encounter, and the results it...read more

Webinar Q & A: The Value of Employee Engagement on Customer Metrics

On Thursday, we sponsored an eWorkshop about the value of employee engagement on customer metrics with Demand Metric. We had great quetsions come in that we unfortunately did not have enough time to get to, but have answered below! If you missed the eWorkshop or would like to watch it again, the...read more

Slowing Down the Respondent

Ok it’s time to get out the fishing gear and catch us a few respondents. Well you may be thinking, fishing in December what are you crazy? In this case we are going fishing for a specific type of fish…the dreaded red herring. In the survey world a red herring is a question that is obviously made up....read more

Drawing a Line in the Sand

As B2B and B2C market researchers we should always ask how long is too long for a survey? The answer to this question depends primarily on two factors, the nature of your client’s problem and the engagement level of your intended survey audience. More complicated problems and more engaged audiences...read more

New Release Feature: Chapter Looping

We introduced chapters in our last major release, pages of questions that help to provide organization and hierarchical structure to a survey. That was the first step to being able to provide question and section looping. Looping allows respondents to iterate through the same chapter multiple times,...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

Quant Meets Qual

You have heard me state many times that quantitative research benefits greatly from the depth you can achieve via qualitative research. How many times have you had clients state they wish they knew more about why respondents went one way or another? We, as survey designers, can obtain that depth of...read more
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