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

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

07 Sep 2016

Qualitative Research: Adapting with the Needs of Researchers

Qualitative research is a set of methodologies whose common goal is to explore and uncover the hows and whys of consumer behavior. It’s left to quantitative research to measure the “how much”. The categories of qualitative and quantitative have been easy monikers to differentiate the concepts of exploration compared to confirmation, depth of insight compared to breadth of insight, the immeasurable contrasted to the measurable. 

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Tagged: Quantitative Research, Qualitative Research, Market Research

19 Aug 2016

Webinar Recording | The What, When, Why & How of Unobtrusive Observation

Ethnographic market research aims to understand the consumer in her natural environment. Typical ethnographic research requires a skilled interviewer to conduct the research onsite or in the respondent’s home, but a growing trend in market research is to employ a technique known as Unobtrusive Observation, in which the ethnography takes place without the interviewer present. This method allows respondents to act naturally, uncovering deep insights into the motivational drivers of those behaviors.

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Tagged: Market Research, observational ethnography

14 Jul 2016

Why Focus Groups are Thriving in a Digital World

Recently, technology has given marketers many new and innovative ways to tap in the customer psyche and create a stronger, more visceral understanding of the marketplace. And while these new market research tools have great promise, none has yet taken the place of the traditional focus groups in delivering valuable insight. As shown in the 2015 Greenbook Research Industry Trends (GRIT) report, 79% of respondents reported using qualitative research in the previous year - and traditional focus groups maintain their position as the most used qualitative methodology. In total, 68% of 2015 GRIT respondents reported using traditional, face-to-face focus groups, up from 59% in 2014.

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Tagged: Focus Groups, Qualitative Research, Market Research

02 Jun 2016

The Potential of Technology and Observational Research

Can you observe the future?  What about the past?  Can you observe something you haven’t seen?  Watching a movie or reading a book can let our brain contemplate these issues – but not experience it.  So until recently, the answer has been mostly ‘no’.  Observation has always been about what is happening now, and other qualitative techniques have been about “what would you do if....”.

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Tagged: Market Research, observational ethnography

03 May 2016

How to Choose a City for Your Market Research Project

One of the most critical elements to ensuring market research project success is to make sure you have the right respondents. Whether your project is qualitative or quantitative, if the participants do not have the information you need – or can’t express it – you’ve lost not only a battle, but the war. In addition to clearly specifying the characteristics and specifics about your qualified respondents, the location of your research is also important.

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Tagged: Focus Groups, Focus Group Facilities, Market Research

28 Apr 2016

Why Qualitative Research is Necessary to Add Meaning to Big Data | New eBook

“Businesses are drowning in data but starving for insights. Worse, they have no systematic way to consistently turn data into action.”

-“Digital Insights Are the New Currency Of Business”, Forrester Research, April 2015 

 

“Big Data” is the term used to describe how advancing trends in technology will change the way information is delivered to businesses. A lot more data now exists. In fact, industry pundits note that 90% of the data that exists today was created in the last two years. And, with the sheer volume of social media and mobile data streaming in daily, businesses expect to use Big Data to aggregate all of this data, extract information from it, and identify value to clients and consumers.

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Big Data, Market Research

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