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Correlation vs Causation and the Battle for Relevant Brand Research Conclusions

The difference between correlation and causation seems fairly straightforward. Correlation means there is some kind of relationship between the variables but it’s impossible to determine if one is the root cause of the other. Causation means there is a predictable … Continue reading

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Why are Twitter Polls a Bad Idea?

To be fair, we occasionally run Twitter polls. We’ve asked about brand trackers, personal use of cannabis, Thanksgiving food, and a variety of other research topics. Twitter polls are a fun way to encourage people to think about a topic, … Continue reading

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How Will StatsCan’s New Definitions of Sex and Gender Affect Your Research?

Though some cultures have long appreciated the fluidity of gender, it’s only been in recent years that Western cultures have considered it more broadly and with more acceptance. Some people continue to feel that sex and gender must mean the … Continue reading

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9 Essential Checks for a Questionnaire Pilot Test

When you’ve finally finished writing your questionnaire, after you’ve written, rewritten, and edited it ten times and the client has rewritten and edited it another ten times, you’re ready to test it in field with a small percentage of your … Continue reading

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Client Showcase: Van der Pop’s Women and Weed Survey

In a few short months, cannabis will be legal for personal use in Canada.Given that cannabis is literally a brand new category in our country, we have much to learn about who to market to, and how to market to … Continue reading

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5 free ways to increase questionnaire engagement

My questionnaire is the most interesting and engaging questionnaire ever written.Not.Every researcher likes to think that the questionnaires they write are of excellent quality and highly engaging. That’s a worthy goal, and one we should strive for everyone time we … Continue reading

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Are your research screeners kicking out the most insightful questionnaire participants?

We know who our target research audience is. Or do we?Conducting market research for your product or service usually means targeting your brand users. Who better to explain the good, the bad, and the ugly than those who already use … Continue reading

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Is that in-person interview part of a quantitative or qualitative study?

By Sasha HaigThis article originally appeared on the Canadian Viewpoint blog.Your colleague is conducting a face-to-face mall-intercept research project. You instantly know it’s qualitative research project. Or do you?One of the tricky things about research is that knowing whether someone … Continue reading

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What sample size do I need for my market research questionnaire?

The question is simple but the answer is complicated. I hope you’ll read through the entire post but you can jump to the bottom if you’re in a hurry for an answer. First, let’s understand the components that contribute to … Continue reading

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How to ask gender, age, employment, and income questions on self-completion surveys

By Sasha HaigDemographic questions should be fairly easy to ask as everyone knows the right answer for themselves. But it’s not always so simple. Here are a few tips for asking those ‘simple’ questions that will help you elicit the … Continue reading

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