Category Archives: Qualitative Research

How to conduct medical market research with children and young people

Editor’s note: Huw Davies is qualitative services manager at U.K.-based research firm Gillian Kenny Associates. Children and young people are a vital demographic in all fields of market research; they often give more honest answers than adults and can provide … Continue reading

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Translating social wisdom into lessons on community engagement

Editor’s note: Rachel Belinky is community strategist at market research firm Ipsos SMX, Cincinnati. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Leveraging social wisdom for better community insights.” As market researchers we … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Research, Market Research Techniques, Online Surveys and Research, Public Opinion/Social Research, Qualitative Research, Research Communities, Social Media and Marketing Research | Comment

Producing consistent results through quant+qual integration

Editor’s note: Hubertus Hofkirchner is CEO ofPrediki Prediction Services Vienna. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “New qualitative: Tapping crowd intelligence for advertising efficiency.” “Qualitative is the better-suited research method, bring … Continue reading

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Distinguishing MROCs from panels and social network communities

Editor’s note: George Dichiaro is a vice president and senior research consultant at research firm Market Strategies International, New York City. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Let’s MROC and roll: … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Research, Data Collection/Field Services, Ethnographic Research, Innovation in Market Research, Market Research Best Practices, Market Research Techniques, Online Surveys and Research, Qualitative Research, Research Communities | Comment

The truth about aging privacy laws and MR

Editor’s note: Jennifer Glasgow is a global privacy and public policy officer at Acxiom, a Little Rock, Ark., research company. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “The good, bad and ugly … Continue reading

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Hybrid research: combining methods for smart results

Editor’s note: Katrina Noelle is principal of KNow Research, qualitative marketing research consulting firm, San Francisco. Janet Standen is director of consumer insights at JS Strategic Insights, San Francisco. The qualitative research landscape is ever changing and is full of … Continue reading

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Qualitative research and the hero’s journey

Editor’s note: Lynne Van Dyke is principal at market research and consulting firm KS&R, Syracuse, N.Y. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Ideation and the hero’s journey.” I love action movies. … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Research, Customer Satisfaction, Market Research Techniques, Millennials, Qualitative Research | Comment

4 steps to a more successful customer segmentation strategy

Editor’s note: Conor Wilcock is research director at B2B International, a business-to-business market research agency, New York. American firms are lagging behind European peers when it comes to employing customer segmentation within a firm’s marketing strategy, according to a recent … Continue reading

Posted in Business-To-Business Research, Focus Groups, International Research, Market Research Best Practices, Market Research Findings, Market Research Techniques, Qualitative Research | 1 Comment

From The Quirk’s Event: Combining old with new and partnering with customers

Editor’s note: Julie Wittes Schlack is senior vice president, innovation and design at Communispace Corporation, a Web-based software and services firm out of Boston. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Bagels, … Continue reading

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What marketing researchers are discussing

Editor’s note: Susan Frede is vice president of research methods and best practices at online research firm Lightspeed GMI. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “What are marketing researchers discussing?” The … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Consumer Psychology, Consumer Research, Customer Satisfaction, Data Processing, Product Research, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Research Communities, Research Industry Trends, Shopper Insights | 1 Comment