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Marketing Research Articles Related to Taste Tests

Marketing Research Articles Related to Taste Tests

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A look at the power of the design, the formula and the brand in taste testing

Published
August 2008
Author
Neil Kalt
Abstract
Using cola taste tests as a framework, the author explores the role and power of brand names and the design of the research process on consumer reactions and perceptions.

Data Use: Getting the most from your paired preference testing

Published
January 1989
Author
Mark J. Moody
Abstract
Blinded product—paired—preference testing is a common marketing research technique. Using an example, this article addresses how to best conduct paired product preference testing to avoid ambiguous results, which includes repeating the pair testing with respondents and conducting a binomial test statistically.

Qualitative techniques that go beyond the focus group room

Published
February 2011
Author
Tina Brogdon
Abstract
The author explores how dine-arounds, shop-alongs and other on-site and ethnographic research approaches can give marketers valuable, up-close access to their customers.

Research improves sweetener packaging

Published
October 1987
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
When NutraSweet Co., Chicago, makers of Equal sugar substitute, wanted to compete with sugar as a healthier substitute, serious marketing research was needed. Shelf visibility tests and label communication T-scope tests were used to create new, more-effective packaging.

Wendy's research serves up The Big Classic

Published
February 1987
Author
Beth Hoffman, Quirk's Managing Editor
Abstract
For the Wendy's fast-food chain to compete with McDonalds or Burger King, executives realized that some serious market research was needed. After analyzing taste tests in six different cities, The Big Classic burger was born.