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How to spark joy with your research design and data collection processes

What brings you joy? When it comes to our personal lives, sparks of joy are easy to identify. It could be a surprise music release from one of your favourite artists (ahem, Eminem just dropped a new album!), a surprise … Continue reading

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How To Clean A Marketing Research Questionnaire Dataset

Depending on who you talk to, cleaning market research data files for use with advanced statistical analyses takes between 50% and 95% of the total time spent working on a dataset. It’s the only way to ensure that the results … Continue reading

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Five Quick Tips For Effective Use of Marketing Research Data Tabulations

Data tables can be intimidating. A questionnaire of moderate length can have hundreds of columns and thousands of rows to wade through. At the same time, tables generally incorporate extremely valuable features that save researchers a lot of time. But … 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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Decreasing Data Precision to Achieve Increased Sample Sizes: A bold, wise move from Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada recently announced a trial usage of Random Tabular Adjustment, RTA in their publicly released datafiles (read the academic paper by Mark Stinner here). RTA is a fancy name for a fairly simple process that will give external researchers … Continue reading

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Help! What’s the Difference Between Percents, Percentage Points, Ratios, and Indexes?: A quick guide for users of market research reports

Market research reports and dashboards are full of numbers and terms. If you aren’t completely clear on the terms, it can be nearly impossible to understand which results are genuinely important. Let’s try to understand things better by going through … 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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Research and Analytics Dashboards: Creating quality visualizations

In a previous post, Research and Analytics Dashboards: From idea to design, we talked about the key components for planning a research data dashboard including knowing your audience, focusing on key metrics, and organizing the components into meaningful stories.In this … Continue reading

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Research and Analytics Dashboards: From Idea to Design

As delightful as a 100-page report is, especially when it’s tracker results delivered 4 or more times per year, sometimes creating a custom dashboard is the only logical way to present research results. A well-designed dashboard makes it vastly easier … 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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