Category Archives: Market Research Techniques

Online qual: building a better respondent guide

Editor’s note: Ray Fischer is the CEO of Detroit-based online marketing research platform Aha! This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “How to create a successful qualitative research study: Building a better … Continue reading

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Money talks: Should research respondents receive cash incentives?

Editor’s note: Mark Hughes is the Manager, Global Payment Solutions at global payments provider hyperWALLET Systems Inc., Vancouver, Canada. It goes without saying that researchers encounter many problems during the research process. One of their biggest frustrations? Finding people willing … Continue reading

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Thoughts on conducting virtual research

Editor’s note: James A. Rohde is consultant and founder of James A. Rohde Consulting, a Pittsburgh research firm. Virtual research – in which real-life situations are simulated for the purposes of conducting marketing research – is no longer the hot … Continue reading

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Why convergence will define marketing research in 2012

Editor’s note: April Turner is senior product marketing manager, custom market research, at San Francisco research firm MarketTools. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “Thoughts on market research for 2012.” Every … Continue reading

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Change in the research industry? Bring it on.

Editor’s note: Michelle Finzel is vice president, full-service research, at Maryland Marketing Source Inc., a Randallstown, Md., research firm. The market research industry is, and has been, changing. These changes have been a long time coming, too. Are these changes … Continue reading

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