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Marketing Research Articles Related to Questionnaire Analysis

Marketing Research Articles Related to Questionnaire Analysis

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15 tips and techniques for survey research

Published
December 1992
Author
Gayle Kaplan
Abstract
This article offers 15 tips and techniques to think about before beginning survey research to obtain useful and valid information. Some areas discussed include survey design and wording, sampling issues, statistics tools, timing for telephone surveys, strategies for increasing responses to mailed surveys, and issues related to anonymity and confidentiality.

4 ways mobile research challenges insights pros

Published
October 2013
Author
Bala Rajan
Abstract
The author details four challenges MR and insights professionals face when conducting mobile research, such as lack of detailed responses and being unfamiliar with the medium, and suggests solutions on how to overcome these hurdles.

A beginner's guide to DIY research

Published
August 2012
Author
Tom Cates
Abstract
Taking a broad look at DIY client research, the author details the potential benefits and drawbacks, explains when a study might require research professionals and offers five best practices, including survey layout and question design.

A look at just-about-right scales in consumer research

Published
February 2007
Authors
Richard Popper and Jeff Kroll
Abstract
Just-about-right scales are popular in sensory research but are not without their drawbacks, which this article explores along with the scales’ more beneficial aspects.

A look at the impact of boredom on the respondent experience

Published
November 2008
Authors
Jon Puleston and Deborah Sleep
Abstract
The first of a two-part series on improving online respondent engagement looks at the problems caused by factors such as overlong questionnaires and the overuse of grid-type questions.

A method for finding 'virgin' respondents

Published
December 1988
Author
Virginia Smith
Abstract
The researchers used a sample of their mailed survey respondents to a “Get Paid for Your Opinions” direct mail effort to explore the makeup of study recruits. Participants responded to a questionnaire through phone or mailed responses. This study is one of the first to combine information about lifetime experience in focus groups with reasons for wanting to participate in them, as well as demographic data.

A Newsweek survey reveals the factors that drive compact truck

Published
November 1989
Author
Jim Schwartz, Ph.D.
Abstract
Newsweek surveyed buyers of the 38 compact truck models for 1989 that were available in late 1988 using an eight-page questionnaire to provide a database about buyers, their vehicles, and the purchase process they automotive industry can use as a tool to better serve future buyers. This article is a review of the key elements in the process of buying a product that becomes a major reflection of the owner’s personality—in this case, a truck.

A report on the 2008 Confirmit Market Research Software Survey

Published
May 2009
Authors
Sheila Wilson and Tim Macer
Abstract
Findings from the annual Confirmit Market Research Software Survey show that firms feel they aren’t getting everything they need from existing software. As a result, they are developing their own programs and actively open to switching to those of other providers.

A report on the Confirmit Market Research Software Survey

Published
June 2013
Authors
Tim Macer and Sheila Wilson
Abstract
Among the highlights in this recap of the annual study of software and technology usage by research companies are ongoing struggles with survey length and a marked commitment to quality control.

An international marketing research checklist

Published
November 1998
Author
Kent Hamilton
Abstract
Checklists help with major undertakings such as moving across county or preparing for a long vacation. A checklist could be equally helpful for a global marketing research project. This article provides a checklist for such an endeavor.

Assessing the value of visual scale enhancements

Published
June 2014
Author
Sara Farbry
Abstract
The author’s research-on-research study examined the impact of different scale formats on results from a technology-readiness survey.

Automating the coding process with neural networks

Published
May 1993
Authors
Raymond Raud and Michael A. Fallig
Abstract
To overcome the cost and accuracy disadvantages of manually coding open-end questions, researchers can apply computer algorithms based on neural networks, an aspect of artificial intelligence which simulates the human brain’s ability to learn. This article describes such a program and a field test’s results.

Avoiding the pitfalls of country comparisons

Published
November 2004
Authors
Susan Devlin and Gary Nicholas
Abstract
Global research efforts must strike a delicate balance between design uniformity and cultural customization. The article cites examples related to questionnaire design and data analysis, among others.

Best practices for surveying niche social media members

Published
August 2010
Author
Teri Kaslow
Abstract
Researchers are faced with many opportunities - and challenges - when conducting surveys on niche social networking sites. The author offers advice on what to keep in mind and how niche sites present their own unique challenges.

Boosting employee retention with predictive analytics

Published
January 2014
Author
Michael Lieberman
Abstract
This article outlines how predictive analytics can help an HR department identify employees who are at risk for leaving and determine what factors motivate an employee to leave or stay.

By the Numbers: A choice in the matter

Published
February 2014
Author
Matthijs Visser
Abstract
What happens when you let respondents choose their feedback method?

By the Numbers: For better insights from text analytics, elicit better comments

Published
April 2012
Author
Carolyn Lindquist
Abstract
How to tweak your question-writing to draw richer responses.

By the Numbers: How to avoid language problems in international IT research

Published
November 2008
Author
Julia Lin
Abstract
Using five brief case-study examples, this article looks at problems that can crop up when fielding international studies in technology industries.

By the Numbers: How to improve your segmentations with max-diff

Published
November 2009
Author
Rajan Sambandam
Abstract
The author uses a checking-account example to show how maximum difference scaling, or max-diff, can deliver finely-tuned segmentations without subjecting respondents to an onerous number of comparison questions.