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When is a mall-intercept the best market research methodology?

As the name suggests, mall-intercept studies entail intercepting people at a mall in order to engage in a dialogue and gather their opinions about a pre-determined topic using either qualitative or quantitative techniques. As with any research methodology, there are … Continue reading

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Mall intercept research: A quick guide to pros, cons, and the safety of your intellectual property

Some people say that mall-intercept research is a study in the art of interrupting people. I prefer to think of it as the study of people in a neutral, natural setting.If you’ve ever visited a mall (and there are people … Continue reading

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Do you know: What are qualitative recruiters required to share with participants?

Asking people to be a part of qualitative research, whether that involves in-person interviews as part of a mall intercept or focus groups at central locations around the country, requires much more than simply getting a yes or no from … Continue reading

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The impact of Quebec and Ontario demographic differences on research design

By Kim StorerSome Canadian statistics are pretty easy to guess especially if you’re a resident.Though we may generalize and say that Ontario and Quebec are about the same size, the population of Ontario is actually about 70% larger. On the … Continue reading

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What products work well for the IHUT research methodology?

By Kim StorerYour imagination is the limit! While IHUTs are not recommended for very expensive or confidential products, consumers can test nearly anything in the comfort of their own home.Consumables: It doesn’t matter if a product needs to stay frozen … Continue reading

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What are the disadvantages of the IHUT research methodology?

By Kim StorerIt’s a bit difficult to list out the disadvantages of IHUTs as the advantages are so abundant. But, even the best of products aren’t always best for IHUT testing. Let’s consider some reasons why you might choose a … Continue reading

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What are the advantages of the IHUT research methodology?

By Kim StorerMarket researchers and brand managers have many tools available to them, from focus groups, to interviews, questionnaires, communities, facial coding, and more. So why would they choose an IHUT? Well, IHUTS offer numerous benefits.Touchy feely products: It’s always … Continue reading

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What exactly is the IHUT research methodology?

By Kim StorerIf you tuned into this post because of an interest in football, I’ll let you down easy by sharing this little-known fact. The pithy cry ‘Hut!’ evolved over the last 100 years as a quick, snappy sound to … Continue reading

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Stories from the Research Field Director: It’s raining turkey jokes!

By Kim Storer What key won’t open any door? A turkey!  [Tweet this bad joke!] Why did the turkey cross the road? It was the chicken’s day off!  [Tweet this bad joke!] Where do you find a turkey with no … Continue reading

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What do Zara, Emma Stone, and Mall Intercepts Have In Common?

As soon as Emma Stone walked down the Academy Awards red carpet in a fabulous bronze Givenchy dress, everyone knew that knock-offs would be offered for sale in mere hours. Thousands of screencaps from TVs and digital devices made it … Continue reading

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