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The link between accessibility and growing your brand

8% of Americans have difficulty lifting or grasping. 8% of Americans have a vision impairment. 15% of Americans have a cognitive, mental, or emotional impairment. In total, about 19% of Americans and 22% of Canadians have a disability. These staggering … Continue reading

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How to write open-ended questions that lead to actionable insights

Whether you conduct interviews, discussion boards, focus groups, shop-alongs, questionnaires, or something else, open-ended questions are the most powerful questions that researchers have in their toolbox. The value they generate is undeniable. Let’s work through some of the pros and … 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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Getting to know all about you: An introduction to the Shop-Along research methodology

Shop-alongs are a type of qualitative research wherein a trained researcher conducts observational research and one-to-one, in-depth interviews in-situ, during consumers’ shopping trips. In essence, the researcher “shops along” with the person. This methodology allows the researcher to gather in-the-moment … 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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Virtual reality is just fun and games. And market research.

For many people, VR (virtual reality) is the holodeck on the Starship Enterprise that lets you take a sunny vacation in South America without ever leaving your living room. And while we may not be there just yet, we’ve certainly … Continue reading

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Hello Marketing Research World!

With nearly 40 years of expertise in the Canadian market research space, we’ve collected together a lot of stories. Funny stories, heartwarming stories, and downright strange and outrageous stories.We’ve also learned a lot. Not only have we learned a lot … Continue reading

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