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Brazilian hair care firm Beleza Natural thrives by keeping close to its roots
On-site visits help researchers understand the icons and ideals used by a Brazilian hair care firm to both inspire and form a bond with its working-class customers.
Use corporate ethnography to understand and reignite your brand
In an increasingly turbulent business environment, corporate ethnographic research may just be the tool today’s companies need to develop the competitive edge necessary for survival. To capitalize on your brand’s inherent power, you must understand your own organization. This article discusses using corporate ethnography to gain insight into a brand and the inherent nature of that brand based upon a greater understanding of the organizational culture itself.
Customer observation: procedures, results, and implications
Researchers have multiple qualitative research tools at their disposal, including observation. This article aims to develop an awareness of observation as a research tool, to improve the level of skill in implementing observation, and to demonstrate its value for management information development.
Observation and monitoring of interviews
This article is an excerpt from a chapter of “Approaches to Developing Questionnaires,” a report by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. The article examines the usefulness of observation and monitoring for the purpose of evaluating the questionnaire and related data collection procedures. It discusses such topics as respondent cooperation, interview flow, interview length, personnel and skill requirements, characteristics of individual questionnaire items, using forms to quantify observations, verbal interaction coding, interview training, the observation setting and cost considerations.
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.

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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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