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

05 Feb 2018

Crossing borders? How to set your research subjects at ease

With qualitative research projects now matching the scale of quant, technology has become key for crossing borders, and putting the researcher (and the stakeholders) in the room with the participants.

With video and online communities (which are often mobile and at the consumer’s fingertips), it’s easy to share and discuss concepts and ideas remotely. These methods allow you to achieve the same level of understanding as from a face to face group, from anywhere in the world. The tools also offer a clear look into participants’ behavior, emotions, beliefs, preferences, and perceptions. But, technology can’t do all the work.

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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Technology, Qualitative Research Design, Market Research, Online Qualitative, Remote Research, Video Communities, Online Communities

29 Jan 2018

Renee’s Takeaways - Get the scoop on L&E's Qual Research Design Webinar!

 6 Steps to Perfect Qual Webinar Series Summary

Step 1 – Qualitative Research Design Webinar – Webinar held on January 17, 2018

What a great kick-off to the year with the first webinar in our series, Qualitative Research Design!  We were fortunate enough to spend some time chatting with three very knowledgeable and engaging panelists – Tia Maurer, Group Scientist, Procter & Gamble, David Harris, Author of The Complete Guide to Writing Questionnaires: How to Get Better Information for Better Decisions, and Jim White, Founding Partner, Reality Check.

In this webinar, we focused on Q&A that might help shed some light on common issues or questions that can arise during the process of designing research.

Here’s what our panelists had to say!

  1. The first point we touched on was the process of considering if market research is a necessary step to solving a business problem or question. How do you do that?
  • Can the question be answered with existing data or knowledge? Don’t re-invent the wheel, use it!
  • Research planning is critical! Write out a paragraph or two that tells what the tension/problem is, what is the current state of affairs, what do we already know, etc. By doing this, it can help you in defining the decisions that the research will support.
  • Ask your client right out of the gate, “what decisions are you trying to make, and what actions do you plan to take once you have the information?”
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Tagged: Qualitative Research, Technology, Qualitative Research Design, Webinar, Market Research, Online Qualitative

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