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05 Jul 2017

6 Steps to Perfect Qual | New White Paper from L&E

6 Steps to Perfect Qual

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Step 1: Qualitative research design

With an optimized research design, a small consultancy can really punch above its weight.

This first official L&E trust guide shares the path to an optimized research design to start you out on your qualitative journey.

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Market Research

08 Jun 2017

AI and Automation

AI and Automation - More Time for the Good Stuff.

AI and Automation.  These are terms that were first associated with big data, then with structured data, and now with small unstructured data (read “qualitative”).  The capabilities of AI and automation are filtering into most aspects of the qualitative process.  And the result is qualitative research that is often cheaper, faster, and - recognizing that this word is subjective – better.  But more importantly, it opens the analyst’s time for the good stuff – solving the client problem.

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Tagged: Marketing Research, Qualitative Research, Big Data, Automation

12 May 2017

Webinar Recording | More Insights, Tools and Techniques for Writing Better Screeners

Writing a high-quality screener is critical to getting the right respondents for your qualitative research project. Since screeners are actually short questionnaires, why not apply the same skills and techniques to developing your screeners? On May 12, 2017 L&E hosted a webinar with David F. Harris, author of, The Complete Guide to Writing Questionnaires: How to Get Better Information for Better Decisions.

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Tagged: Questionnaires, Marketing Research, Qualitative Research

30 Mar 2017

Emotional Measurement in Qualitative Research: Key Considerations

Prefrontal Cortex, Limbic System, System 1, Behavioral Economics, Emotional Quotient – all phrases that didn’t matter in the market research industry until recently (the definition of recently being up for debate). The point is, market researchers have learned that emotions play a critical role in consumer behavior and satisfaction. 

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Market Research, Neuromarketing

08 Mar 2017

Qual at Quant Scale

Quantitative and Qualitative – Not Much Longer.

Most that have been in the research industry for more than a couple of years have experienced the following situation as we’ve sat behind the glass with our client:

  • Marketing: Did you hear what that person just said. That’s brilliant. That’s our solution.
  • Researcher: That was good, but it’s just one voice. We are exploring right now. We’ll validate this idea in the next phase.
  • Marketing: I think we have our answer.
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Tagged: Focus Groups, Quantitative Research, Marketing Research, Qualitative Research

02 Mar 2017

The Intersection of Scalable Qual, Mobile and Video


Scaling Qual

One of the most arresting stories of the 21st century is how quickly and profoundly technology has changed marketing. It began innocently enough with banner ads on websites. Then came search and communities. Quickly after, the complex ecosystem of advertising technology (Adtech) - a multi-billion dollar vertical with a cornucopia of offerings stretching across display, search, video, mobile, social, content marketing, native advertising, gaming and commerce - emerged.

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, mobile research

17 Feb 2017

L&E Webinar Recording | Automation: Assessing the Impact on Qualitative Research

Automation is set to be a game changer for market research in 2017, a view supported by the recent GRIT report which listed it as one of the top factors likely to disrupt ‘business as usual’ in 2017. Most of the discussion about Automation has focused, so far, on its impact in quantitative areas, such as survey design, analysis, and big data. But Automation is also threatening to disrupt, challenge, and change the way many aspects of qual are conducted.

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Automation

19 Jan 2017

Using Qualitative Research to Prevent Another Election Debacle

Much has been written about, discussed, and broadcast about the apparent failure of public opinion and political polling in 2017.

To be clear, there was not an issue with the data in the U.S. election; almost all reputable polls were within the margin of error nationally. There were certainly issues with the interpretation of the results, and challenges associated with trying to translate national polls into state results for an Electoral College projection.

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Tagged: Quantitative Research, Qualitative Research, Political Polling

09 Nov 2016

Applying Qualitative Research to Marketing Challenges: Better Insight, More Success!

You’ve heard it said before – qualitative research gives you the “Why?” and quantitative gives you the “How much?” However, qualitative research also delivers so much more than simply the “why” of consumer behavior:

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Usability

26 Oct 2016

Interpreting Nonconscious Data | New eBook from L&E

The market research industry is approaching an alarming crossroads. On one hand, DIY tools like SurveyMonkey and Google Consumer Surveys are taking off, making it possible for anyone to create their own survey for free. Research firms are left vying for work on more complex studies that require their expertise and scale, and client-side researchers are equally challenged, as budgets dry up and internal clients expect insights that are faster, cheaper and actionable.

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Market Research, Neuromarketing