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Disadvantages of Qualitative Market Research: Science, subjectivity, and sample sizes

In our previous blog post, we shared numerous advantages of qualitative research from its ability to let participants experience concept materials in greater detail, to serendipitous findings, and helping marketers understand the imperfect human being behind the data. Of course, … Continue reading

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Advantages of Qualitative Research: System 1, serendipity, and a bird in the hand

Qualitative research includes an extraordinary range of highly useful techniques. It includes techniques where numbers don’t matter (very much) and straying from the plan (a little bit) is a good thing. But what, specifically, is so great about qualitative research? … Continue reading

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Qualitative Research Techniques: How To Recruit Suitable Qualitative Research Participants

Have you ever watched a market research focus group or interview and realized that the participants weren’t quite suited for the occasion? Recruiting great participants has little to do with how friendly or talkative a person is so let’s go … Continue reading

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Qualitative Research Techniques: Eight Characteristics of an Effective Market Research In-Depth Interviewer

It takes a special person to spend 90 minutes individually interviewing research participants about an unknown product and come away with interesting and insightful information. It takes an even more impressive person to be able to do that with 15 … Continue reading

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The Value Is More Than The Nitty Gritty Details: Launching High Quality IHUTS and Product Tests for Marketing Research Studies

DIY has been a hot topic in the market research space for a number of years, ever since the first truly user-friendly questionnaire design tool was developed. Though DIY is a fabulous way for experienced researchers to get their results … Continue reading

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Qualitative Research Techniques: Nine Attributes of a Successful Focus Group Moderator

A great focus group moderator has an abundance of interpersonal and communication skills that few people have and many people wish they had. If you’re building your learning plan for the year with hopes of becoming a great moderator yourself, … Continue reading

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From Brand Seller to Brand Producer: Amazon is betting on its own branded products

What do these products have in common – leather shoes, razors, dresses, throw blankets, and diaper pail bags?The link isn’t obvious.They are all Amazon products. Not simply products sold by Amazon, but products made and sold by Amazon.More importantly, they … Continue reading

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Tim Horton’s in-home coffee offering proves successful after a superior experiential marketing campaign

Assuming you even watch TV now that Netflix has taken over, do you remember seeing this Tim Horton’s ad on TV?For more than 25 years, consumers have enjoyed brew-at-home, single-cup devices like Keurig, Nespresso, and Tassimo. And, over the last … Continue reading

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Ugly Innovations Turned Pretty: Smart glasses that will finally intrigue researchers

Remember these?Google Glass. The most amazing, smartest glasses ever made. Touted as a hands-free device for hands-free workers, they’re the ugliest pair of glasses you’ll ever own. Unless, of course, you’re wearing a pair held together with electrical tape.It’s almost … Continue reading

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Market Research Myths: Market research is questionnaires

This is a fortunate myth!Quantitative questionnaires are certainly one of the most common techniques used by market and social researchers. They have a prime advantage of allowing researchers, brand managers, market managers, and others who wish to understand their consumers … Continue reading

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