17 Dec 2018

The automation takeover? How to co-exist with robots

Automation has moved into the world of qualitative research, and it’s safe to say it’s here to stay. For years now, robots have threatened the jobs of quantitative researchers only, but now that the latest technology has crept into the world of qual, is your job at stake? Will robots, one day, replace the role of humans in qualitative research? Lucky for you, the answer is no. Robots are simply working with humans to better the insight for our clients, and for now, they are happily co-existing.  

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Market Research, Automation, Artificial Intelligence

10 Oct 2018

Renee’s Takeaways - Get the scoop on L&E's Tech Webinar!

Webinar Series Summary

Emerging Methods in Qualitative Research Technology Webinar – Webinar held on September 18, 2018

I have to say, this was definitely our most entertaining webinar to date!  We laughed a lot, and even had one of our panelists sing briefly!  In this next webinar in our series, focusing on Emerging Methods in Qual Technology, we got to spend some time with two very engaging experts in our industry.  First up, Charlie Rader, Digital Insights Designer at Procter & Gamble.  Then, someone a lot of us already know very well, Lenny Murphy, Executive Editor & Producer at GreenBook.

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Technology, Webinar, Market Research, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Video Analytics, Video Communities

24 May 2018

Qualitative analysis: where do the humans bring value?

Robots replacing humans is a fear that has been increasingly dominant in the media in recent years. The increasing presence of technology in everyday life and the decreasing need for humans in a variety of tasks has led to the fear that humanity will one day be rendered obsolete. Although technology has been present in quantitative data analysis, especially big data analysis, for a number of years, it is now increasingly being used in qualitative data analysis too, because of developments that allow robots to process natural language. Technology can help qualitative research by providing textual analysis, sentiment analysis, image and video analysis and voice recognition, leading to interview analysis, but to what extent can technology take over the role of qualitative researchers? Ultimately, what value do humans bring to the process?

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Market Research, Focus Groups, Qualitative Analysis, Machine Learning, Qualitative Data, Artificial Intelligence, Data Collection

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