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How online observational techniques help qualitative researchers keep pace with the speed of consumers
Honda (UK) used Web-based usability and ethnography techniques to fine-tune the interface of its Web site’s used-car-buying section, allowing it to make a number of adjustments and better understand car seekers’ preferences.
In-situ research in Latin America
An in-depth look at ethnographic research in Latin America, including thoughts on modes of observation, participation, incentives and questioning.
Trade Talk: A look at our new look; going ethno in San Fran
Background on the redesign of Quirk’s and a summary of highlights from the ethnographic research-related programming at the 2004 IIR Market Research Event.
To make a product successful, conduct satisfaction research before you introduce it
Most companies concentrate their customer satisfaction research after the buying experience. This article discusses the importance of conducting customer satisfaction research before product development - even before product conception.
Research shows the power of telling a good story when creating advertising aimed at kids
Marketing to kids requires the ability to harness the power of pictures, the author argues. Teaching adult marketers how to look at a brand and view a commercial as a child does is the most valuable contribution researchers can make to the creative development process.

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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.
Fusing ethnography and interrogational research into a new modality for health care research
Fusing ethnographic and traditional research methods can help health care researchers better understand patients’ viewpoints, uncover how treatment decisions are made and develop more effective positioning and messaging strategies.
How to obtain a 360-degree view of pharmaceutical usage
By combining ethnographic and other research methods, pharmaceutical firms can get a fuller picture of how patients use - or don’t use - the medications prescribed to them.

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