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

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

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

16 Jun 2016

Better Together: Using Qualitative Research for Better Quantitative Research

Recently, L&E Research hosted a webinar with guest speaker David F. Harris, Founder of Insight & Measurement. David is the author of, The Complete Guide to Writing Questionnaires: How to Get Better Information for Better Decisions.

(Click here to view the recording of David’s Webinar.)

David wrote his book to address the following concerns about market research and questionnaires:

  • Research is rarely organized to support decision making
  • Often, no qualitative research is conducted prior to questionnaire development
  • Questions are often unclear, biased, or not answerable by the respondent
  • Questionnaire pretesting is not practiced widely enough
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Tagged: Questionnaires, Quantitative Research, Marketing Research, Qualitative Research

07 Apr 2016

Asking Better Questions for Better Market Research

You know the expression “Garbage In, Garbage Out?” Well, that applies to marketing research as well. One of the key pieces in any research project is the questionnaire. Whether it is in the form of a survey, a moderator’s guide or a one-on-one interview, the questions you ask are a critical success factor for developing insights and delivering meaningful, actionable results. So, if you aren’t asking the right questions, you won’t be able to meet the research objectives effectively.

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Tagged: Questionnaires, Quantitative Research, Marketing Research, Qualitative Research

24 Oct 2015

L&E Workshop Video | Serve Your Customers Better with User Experience Research

With the explosion of user experience (or UX) in the business world, more companies are trying to incorporate UX research methods to better serve their customers. However, one test size does not fit all. Without employing the right series of research methods, companies can end up with an incomplete or misleading picture of their users. On October 23, 2015, L&E hosted a workshop with Amanda Stockwell, VP of User Experience for 352 inc. at our Columbus (Ohio) facility. Amanda discussed how to ensure your team is asking the right questions to better understand your users and their needs and to uncover white space opportunities.

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Tagged: Workshops, Quantitative Research, Marketing Research, Qualitative Research, Usability

22 Jul 2015

Workshop Video | Writing Shorter Questionnaires: Save Money AND Get Better Data

Everyone knows how important it is to keep questionnaires short, especially with so many respondents now taking surveys on mobile devices. If the questionnaire is too long, respondents drop out or start making up answers to get to the end. Well-written, shorter questionnaires mean better data at a lesser cost.

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Tagged: Questionnaires, Quantitative Research, Marketing Research, Qualitative Research

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