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There are 41 articles in our archive related to this topic. Below are 5 selected at random and available to all users of the site.

How qualitative can help define the new value proposition
As the information age evolves into the innovation age, qualitative researchers must adapt their methods to emphasize consumer anthropology; creativity and co-creation; and action and/or strategic planning to look beyond product attributes by asking - and answering - the questions of ‘So what?’ and ‘Now what?’
How to evoke respondents’ brand-related stories
The author explores the use of storytelling - including elements such as plot, conflict, surprise and lesson - to uncover and explore a consumer’s relationship to a brand.
Why companies should ignore the voice of the customer
Listening to customers can often be a bad idea. This article discusses why traditional marketing research techniques for obtaining market feedback may not work and how watching is superior to listening. The article offers guidelines for observing customers.
Seven rules for observational research: how to watch people do stuff
Observational research is becoming a popular method, yet many clients are not comfortable with it simply because they don't know how to get value from watching people. This article discusses seven rules for observational research that will help client and moderator alike.
Moen designs new showerhead after ethnographic research uncovers host of innovation opportunities
Moen conducted depth interviews, in-aisle research, observational research and hydrotherapist interviews to understand the beneficial effects of water on the body in research to improve its line of showerheads.

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Recent Articles

Below are the 3 most recent articles on this topic. These articles were published within the last three years and are only available to registered subscribers.

Forget exact science: Drawing conclusions from observational research
While most marketing research is observational in nature, we also conduct experimental research. Each has important advantages and disadvantages that are frequently overlooked and this article addresses them.
How to conduct values research in a qualitative setting
The authors explore the use of ethnography to understand consumer values, using a research project on TV news as an example of how values can affect product and service choices.
Ethnography-based hybrid research stretches four continents to study workplace interaction
Herman Miller conducted a global hybrid research project to observe how people behave and collaborate in the office to inform new product development.

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