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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.

Observational research is a practical alternative to full-scale ethnography
Rather than a full-scale ethnographic research process, in many cases information needs can be filled by simply observing consumers as they interact with your product.
Observational research in a focus group setting
To get in-depth information about the ways people learn to assemble, install or use a product, the author suggests using a focus group setting that closely replicates an expected usage site. The author’s research with this technique found a variety of mechanical abilities among participants as well as a wide range of expectations about the experience and the impact such expectations have on the learning experience.
Qualitatively Speaking: Ethnography goes digital
While traditional in-person ethnography continues to have its place in the product development process, digital ethnography - in which product users blog about their experiences - offers its own set of advantages.
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.
Qualitatively Speaking: The value of second sight in qualitative and ethnographic fieldwork
This article cites several examples of how another researcher’s viewing of video from ethnographic or focus group fieldwork can uncover previously overlooked insights.

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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.

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