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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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Marketing Research Essentials: How to Reduce the Risks of Marketing Innovation Through Consumer Research

Like the academic strategy of “Publish or Perish,” consumer brands often have a strategy of “Innovate or Die.” Many companies see product and service innovations as one of the most important paths to long-term business success. With innovation being a … Continue reading

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Pink Toast and Other Top Market Research Posts from 2018

In the market research industry, 2018 will forever be known as the arrival year for AI and blockchain (Well done on the first patent, 20/20 research!) In Canada, we also got to witness the birth and growth of a brand-new … 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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Market Research Myths: Public data offers everything we need

Public data is a valuable resource for market and social researchers. For those who have limited budgets, public data may form the bulk of data available to them. On the other hand, even researchers who have commendable budgets eagerly wait … Continue reading

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Market Research Mythbusters: Research reports aren’t useful!

When you’ve invested thousands of dollars into a research study, the report should be useful and actionable, one that is regularly studied and referred to. And, if there is a paper version, dog-eared and bookmarked, and weathered with love. With … 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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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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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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Why would anyone use a biased snowball sample for legitimate research?

What is a snowball sample?As I write this, snowflakes are floating by my window making for the perfect winter setting. If I’m lucky, the temperature will hover at the precise point where it is both cold enough and warm enough — cold … Continue reading

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