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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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What are the key features of a perfect package test?

Creating effective packaging to display products on a shelf is not as simple as stuffing a few handfuls of macaroni into a plastic bag or a box. A great package is functional, accessible, attractive, unique in its own right, and … Continue reading

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When to use a probability versus a nonprobability sample

There are two main types of samples and researchers are regularly at odds with each other over which one is better. In reality, neither is better. Each one is better suited for some needs and less so for other needs. … Continue reading

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From field to lab to virtual research methods: How to choose the right degree of external validity for your product shelf-test

Consumers don’t usually consciously think about their process of picking an item off the store shelf but market researchers do. Shelf-tests help researchers better understand that process, particularly when the consumer decision seems arbitrary or illogical. This type of research … Continue reading

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Cannabis in Canada: Planning a wise communication strategy

Cannabis is just a few months away from being legal for recreational use in Canada which means companies and brands will soon have to consider how it might interact with their current line of products and services.Would incorporating cannabis be … Continue reading

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Product Packaging Trends for 2018: 6 ways to be truly authentic

Packaging is all around us. From cans of soup on shelf stores, to taco plates at the food court, and home meal kit deliveries, you can’t avoid packaging. Though the basic premise remains the same from year to year, people’s … Continue reading

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Virtual reality is just fun and games. And market research.

For many people, VR (virtual reality) is the holodeck on the Starship Enterprise that lets you take a sunny vacation in South America without ever leaving your living room. And while we may not be there just yet, we’ve certainly … Continue reading

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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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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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