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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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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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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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A Plan for Change: Market research goals you can actually accomplish this year

I’m pretty tired of New Year’s Resolutions that are completely unattainable. Only an incredibly tiny minority of people ARE able to lose those 25 pounds, write in their mindfulness journal every day, or read a novel every month. With that … 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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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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How high will you climb to measure your brand activation?

By Jason ZweigThis article originally appeared on the Canadian Viewpoint blog.What do you call a 120-foot tall rock climbing wall in the middle of New York city’s Times Square? Why naturally, it’s a brand activation for Toyota Rav4, a compact … 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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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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