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Understanding Hispanic culture: a case for ethnographic research
As the Hispanic market expands, companies are increasing their research of this market. This article examines the ethnographic study and illustrates how it can be used to enrich Hispanic research.
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.
In-home research gives Mirro the ingredients for its Allegro cookware line
Cookware maker Mirro Company wanted to develop a product for the department and specialty store market. For help with the design work and marketing research, it turned to Metaphase Design Group, which sent three-person teams to observe and videotape people at home using their cookware during meal making. Observational interviews, Buddy Groups, questionnaires and research of consumer product safety information resulted in a new cookware design.
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?’
Researchers can learn from ethnography
This article explores potential benefits of applying ethnography in qualitative research to understand the meaning of consumer behaviors.

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Recent Articles

Below are the 5 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.
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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