Category Archives: Survey Development

New studies show effect of trap questions

Editor’s note: Miguel Conner is marketing director at Chicago-based research and data collection firm qSample. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “New studies claim survey ‘trap questions’ are questionable for market … Continue reading

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Why anticipatory design could change MR

Editor’s note: Leslie Townsend is CEO and Co-founder at research firm Kinesis Survey Technologies, Austin, Texas. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “Choice is overrated: How anticipatory design will change the … Continue reading

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The moral dilemma of setting unrealistic survey goals

Editor’s note: Lindsey Dickman is a vice president of market research firm Market Strategies International. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title, “A researcher’s moral dilemma with unrealistic goals.” January was a … Continue reading

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Q&A: How mobile surveys transcend traditional barriers

Editor’s note: The World Food Programme (WFP) regularly conducts surveys throughout the world to assess the food security of different areas. WFP uses two measures to access food security: the Food Consumption Score (FCS) and Reduced Coping Strategies Index (rCSI). … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Research, International Research, Mobile Interviewing, Online Surveys and Research, Survey Development | 1 Comment

Researchers, don’t be afraid to change

Editor’s note: William C. Pink is senior partner, creative analytics at research company Millward Brown. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “Liberating research: a manifesto for change.” I have previously argued … Continue reading

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English or Spanish or both?

Editor’s note: Roy Eduardo Kokoaychuk is a partner at ThinkNow Research, Burbank, Calif. This is an edited version of a post that originally appeared here under the title “Hispanics and Language – English or Español?” Marketers frequently struggle with whether … Continue reading

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