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A practical explanation of transparency for market and social researchers

The ICC/ESOMAR International Code on Market, Opinion, and Social Research and data Analytics identifies three fundamental principles for researchers. The first one focuses on transparency: When collecting personal data from data subjects for the purpose of research, researchers must be … Continue reading

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It’s not easy to write a questionnaire and this is the proof

If you’re reading this post, chances are you know how to write. You’ve been writing your name since you were 4 years of age and you’ve been writing well composed sentences since you were about 10 years of age. Of … Continue reading

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What if everything you’re doing to design a marketing research study is wrong?

Chances are, most everything you’re doing when it comes to marketing research is based on a template. You’ve got standardized questionnaire modules that you tweak and edit so that they’re relevant to each project. You’ve got a set of 3 … Continue reading

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Is consumer recall of past purchases and behaviours fact or fake news?

What did you have for lunch today? What about last Tuesday? What about three weeks ago last Tuesday? Honestly, I have no clue what I had for lunch last Tuesday, let alone three weeks ago. And yet, these are the … Continue reading

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More Naked Packaging Please! The environment needs it and people are demanding it.

Packaging is a double-edged sword. It makes single serve food, beverages, and meals-to-go more practical and convenient. It facilitates safe and speedy transportation from producer to buyer. It helps shoppers quickly identify the products they need and want. At the … Continue reading

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Canadian Viewpoint is on the Women in Research shortlist for the Best Places to Work Award 2019!

Women in Research (WIRe) just announced the shortlist of 22 companies in the running for the WIRe Best Places to Work Award and we’re delighted to see our company is on the list along with one other Canadian company, DIG … Continue reading

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Have car, don’t drive: How market research solved the mystery of car renters who didn’t drive the car anywhere

Making the rounds last week was a news article in The Asahi Shimbun sharing their mysterious problem that a lot of people in Japan were renting cars but never driving them. Given that the company earns at least part of … Continue reading

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Bring Us Your Boats! Would your product or service be successful in the Canadian market?

Love it or hate it, Canada is famous for poutine, that ooey gooey concoction of piping hot gravy, thick-cut French fries, and fresh curd cheese. (Canadians know you have to use fresh curd cheese, the kind that was made this … Continue reading

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Nancy Drew and the Secret of the Market Research Love Affair

In our high school and college years, most of us has no idea that market research was a career, let alone a career that could be fascinating and personally fulfilling. We magically discovered it when we saw a job listing … Continue reading

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7 ways market researchers can expense a summer holiday to Bali, Indonesia

If you’ve been burning the midnight oil, I think we can agree that a vacation to an amazing place like Bali is necessary. But it’s not necessarily cheap. Fortunately, we’ve come up with 7 reasons your employer should pay for … Continue reading

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