18 Jul 2018

Renee’s Takeaways - Q2 Quarterly Roundup

 

1. Regarding sharing qualitative insights – When we share our insights with clients, we want to keep it fresh, and keep them engaged throughout our journey. We heard directly from our expert panel during our June webinar “Qualitative Analysis and Insight Communication” about their experiences, and things they’ve learned. Here are just a few -

  • Be sure to incorporate the use of multimedia to keep your presentation interesting.
  • If you can, put yourself in the consumer’s shoes. Immerse yourself in their experience, go through their exercise, walk through it the way they would. By doing this, not only do you have the data to share, but you have a unique perspective to share your insights.
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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Technology, Market Research, Respondents, Focus Groups, Happiness, Qualitative Analysis, Insight Communication

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

10 May 2018

6 Steps to Perfect Qual Series: Step 4 - Qualitative Analysis | New White Paper from L&E

6 Steps to Perfect Qual

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Step 4: Qualitative Analysis

To get to the heart of qualitative analysis, you need to dig deep, as well as scope the bigger picture, to provide actionable insight for the client to address the problem.

This next L&E trust guide sets the scene for the current scale of qualitative data, and offers research consultants a way to grasp the large amount of information by using the latest thinking and technology.

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Market Research, Focus Groups, Qualitative Analysis, Insights Communication

04 May 2018

Is machine learning getting to grip with sarcasm? Sentiment and Semantics

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It’s no secret that qualitative data is harder to analyze than quantitative. The replacement of ticked boxes for a plethora of data from verbatim, videos, group conversations and observations means that participant answers are vastly more time consuming to categorize. Not only this, but the context and motivations of the individuals need to be considered in addition to their responses and behaviors. But the effort is worth it; you can work to really understand consumer behavior and get to the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’.

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Market Research, Focus Groups, Online Communities, Qualitative Analysis, Machine Learning, Qualitative Data, Sentiment Analysis, Semantic Analysis

18 Apr 2018

Webinar Recording | 6 Steps to Perfect Qual- Step 2: Qualitative Research Recruitment

6 Steps to Perfect Qual - Free L&E Webinar Series

On April 11, 2018, L&E hosted our second webinar in our "Six Steps to Perfect Qual" webinar series for 2018 with Teressa Johnson, Heather Hall and Brett Watkins as our panelists. The second step in our series focused on qualitative research recruiting and its importance to great qualitative research.  

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Market Research, Qualitative Research Design, Webinar, Respondents, Participants, Focus Groups

06 Apr 2018

B2B Qual - going beyond in-depth interviews

For the deepest, most comprehensive insights and personal opinions, it is difficult to beat the one-on-one interview.  However, there are other options. Many people assume that B2B qualitative research cannot use the same variety of methods as B2C qual, or even B2B quant for that matter. While it’s true that the in-depth interview is a great way of gaining deep insights into a participant’s thoughts, the vast potential of the internet means there are more convenient ways to reach professionals with tight schedules across varying locations. Moreover, observational methods such as ethnography provide objective viewpoints of businesses that personal interviews may miss.

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Qualitative Research Design, Market Research, Focus Groups, Video Communities, B2B, Ethnography, Online Communities, Online Qualitative

03 Apr 2018

Renee’s Takeaways - Quarterly Roundup

  1. Methodologies – There is no one-size fits all when it comes to methodology for your research. While focus groups definitely have their place and are necessary, we’re seeing more and more companies using behavioral methodologies such as in-home interviews, or video diaries, etc. to be able to capture those “in the moment” elements that you may not catch otherwise. People tend to act and respond more naturally in their own environment.
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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Technology, Qualitative Research Design, Market Research, Online Qualitative, Video Communities, Online Communities, Remote Research, Respondents, Focus Groups, Happiness, Screener

23 Mar 2018

Video open-ends – think outside the box

Consumers have a lot of opinions and valuable advice to offer, but how can we ensure they’re heard?

Video puts data collection tools right into the hands of consumers. It does a great job in engaging research participants so that they know they are really being listened to. It puts them center stage, making them feel their worth and their value. With video open ends, participants aren’t constrained by text box responses, or even worse, a pre-written answer key. They are able to elaborate on their thoughts and opinions, while conveying their true emotions and feelings. And this is all done much quicker and easier, and on a more personal level, than typing in a box.

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Qualitative Research Design, Market Research, Focus Groups, Video Analytics, Video Communities

22 Mar 2018

6 Steps to Perfect Qual Series: Step 3 - Fieldwork & Data Collection | New White Paper from L&E

6 Steps to Perfect Qual

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Step 3: Fieldwork & Data Collection

When you back your fieldwork and data collection with the latest technology, you can’t go wrong.

Download the latest L&E trust guide to access new (and go-to) qualitative research techniques, along with the in-the-moment tools, video analytics, and other technology they run on. In this paper we’ll also share practical tips in choosing the right facility and creating an optimal research environment for participants.  

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Market Research, Focus Groups, Fieldwork, Data Collection

06 Mar 2018

More time to focus on the good (participants)

Looking for respondents who wear glasses three times a week, eat steak tartare once a month, and go for just one run a year (every January)?

In our last blog, we discussed the power in using recruitment software to fend off and quarantine problem participants, such as those troublesome ‘professionals’. The latest technology and quality recruitment methods take care of these problem participants for us – allowing us to move on and focus on the good. 

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Qualitative Research Design, Market Research, Recruiting, Focus Groups, Participants

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