Category Archives: Qualitative Research

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

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Millennials: a primer

Editor’s note: Susana La Luz-Hawkins leads design research projects for Lextant, a Columbus, Ohio, qualitative research firm. This post originally appeared in the February 2015 issue of Quirk’s as a sidebar for the article titled, “Qualitative approach aims to have … Continue reading

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Avoiding 3 common conjoint analysis pitfalls

Editor’s note: Liz White is an analyst with Chadwick Martin Bailey’s advanced analytics team in Boston. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Conjoint analysis: 3 common pitfalls and how to avoid … Continue reading

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5 trends for qual in 2015

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, “5 emerging trends for online qualitative research in 2015.” 2014 proved … Continue reading

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What do Shakespeare and MR have in common?

Editor’s note: Reyn Kinzey is vice president of Kinzey and Day Market Research, Richmond, Va. It’s pretty audacious to think about re-writing Shakespeare (although thousands of directors have done it), but I’d like to change one scene in Hamlet. When … Continue reading

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The increasing value of shopper technologies

Editor’s note: Erik Olson is the vice president and senior qualitative research consultant at Market Strategies International, Conn. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “Shopper technologies come of age.” Intercepting or … Continue reading

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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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Is MR standing still?

Editor’s note: Jeroen Rietberg is the director at analysis and reporting company Intellex, Netherlands. There is no denying the fact that the market research industry is changing and changing fast. There are those who claim that the industry might even … Continue reading

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Selfie: the next big thing in respondent feedback

Editor’s note: Jason Jacobs is a mobile solutions engineer for Confirmit, N.Y. With the adoption of mobile technologies reaching new heights, the abilities and capabilities for researchers are ever expanding. It is estimated that over 80 percent of the world … Continue reading

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Qualitative recruitment in a digital world

Editor’s note: Lisa Boughton is director and co-founder of U.K. fieldwork agency Angelfish. A quick glance at the hot topics setting tongues wagging on market research forums suggests that while researchers are discussing how to harness the power of big … Continue reading

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