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Which subway goes from Toronto to Vancouver?

Canada is a pretty great place to visit. We’ve got poutine, polar bears, igloos, maple syrup, and a whole lot of other stereotypes that are quite fun to chat about but not particularly relevant to most Canadians if you dig … 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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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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How to create great subject lines for email survey invitations

Ever since researchers realized that people could be invited to participate in research via email (wow, has it really been 20 years?), crafting effective subject lines has been an essential and tricky part of the research business.What is the right … Continue reading

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Full Service or Specialized Service: Which research provider is right for you?

With a full range of potential market research partners at our fingertips, how do you know when to use specialized research providers or outsource projects in one fell swoop to a single research provider? Let’s review the options.Full service 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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Where does qualitative research stand today: Thoughts on the 2017 Q3/4 GRIT Report

The GRIT report is a tracker conducted by GreenBook to better understand the status of the marketing research industry. It reports on the use of emerging research methods, traditional research methods, how research is used, and how researchers go about … Continue reading

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