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Crop Progress Report for the Week of August 19, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 08/20/2019

Corn silking reached 100% this week in MO and TN.  Overall progress is at 95% where in 2018 it was at 100% by this time of year.  Silking won’t be on the report next week as it is expected to reach 100% overall.  There are still some states reporting under 90% silking; IN, MI, OH, PA, and WI.  Corn dough crossed the halfway mark at 55%..

3 Market Research Methods that the Pros Use

Posted by Communications for Research on 08/15/2019

Professional market researchers rarely perform the same way twice. That’s because they understand that the complexities of individual companies’ business objectives render a “one size fits all” data collection approach sloppy at best and completely inappropriate at worst. Indeed, the pros that really “get” market research are the ones that..

Crop Progress Report for the Week of August 12, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 08/14/2019

 

Corn silking reached 100% this week in TX and NC.  Overall progress is now at 90% - 6-7% behind previous years.  Most states are reporting at least 80% silking with IN, MI, OH, and WI under 80%.  Corn dough is now at 39% with only ND reporting under 10%.  NC is already nearly finished at 91%.  Corn dented is now included in the report and is..

What to Ask a Healthcare Market Research Firm When Picking a Partner

Posted by Communications for Research on 08/8/2019

Picking a research partner is an important decision that shouldn’t be made simply for convenience. It’s easy to go with a local firm. Or a cheaper one. Or the one where your best friend’s brother works. But as with most things in life, performance depends on effort, with “easy” not always equaling “right.” Thus, when you’re contemplating a..

Crop Progress Report for the Week of August 5, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 08/8/2019

Corn silking is at 78% overall where it was at 95% last year.  MI is the only state reporting under 50% and WI is reporting 53% this week.  NC is almost finished with this growth stage at 99% silking.  In 2018, IL and MO had already reached 100% silking by this time of year.  All states are now reporting corn in the dough stage with states..

What Do Market Research & Competitive Analysis Have in Common?

Posted by Communications for Research on 08/1/2019

Spend any time in the working world, and you realize that the more you know, the better you perform. Indeed, you’ve probably learned this lesson via other areas of your life, whether it was during your 9th grade history class or your baby’s first year; Knowledge yields, and certainly wields, power. For companies, this often means figuring out ..

Crop Progress Report for the Week of July 29, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 07/30/2019

Corn silking is behind 2018 progress by 32%.  All states are now reporting at least 20% silking, last week states were still under 10%.  In 2018, IL was reporting 100% silking for this time of year but is reporting 59% this year.  Furthest ahead are NC and TN reporting over 90%.  Corn in the dough stage is at 13%, behind 2018 by 22%.  MI, ND,..

How Does Verbatim Coding Benefit Your Survey Data Analysis?

Posted by Communications for Research on 07/25/2019

If you ask most people to think about survey research, the majority will probably conjure up a vision of the multiple choice assessments typically used to summarize and/or rank responses according to predetermined and generalized themes. However, a lot of good research, especially good market research, relies on researchers figuring out what..

Crop Progress Report for the Week of July 22, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 07/23/2019

Corn silking is now at 35% with all states reporting corn silking.  NC, TN, and TX are reporting at least 80% silking where there are still some states reporting under 10% silking.  Overall progress is behind by 43%.  Corn dough is now being reported on.  The overall progress is at 5% which is behind previous years.  NC and TX are reporting at..

3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Research Data Collection Companies

Posted by Communications for Research on 07/18/2019

Good research depends on good questions. And if you’re contemplating a market research project — a frequent necessity for businesses wanting to stay relevant in today’s ever-changing and increasingly global markets — you’ve probably thought about some of the questions you might want consumers to answer for you. But have you considered the..

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