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4 Essential Elements of a Successful Field Research Work Plan

For consultants to stand out from the competition, research offers a unique point of distinction to increase project win rates. Pitching data-driven solutions can add value and credibility to strategic recommendations for better business impact.

Small Research Company, Big Research Reach

A new project – a potentially big project – comes down the pipeline, and creates immediate excitement. But the winning of the work and the doing of the work are two different things. 

Four Surprising Things that Can Affect Your Data Collection

With a steady stream of survey projects at various stages of design, bidding, recruitment, programming, fieldwork, or analysis, the details can be overwhelming for teams. But delivering data-driven stories to steer important business decisions requires confidence in data accuracy. Teams work hard to proactively eliminate factors that could skew..

3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Research Data Collection Companies

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..

Phone Surveys: Data Collection Advantages and Disadvantages

Polling potential or existing consumers is often the first step when it comes time for new businesses to enter the market or existing ones to add new products. And in today’s tele-connected world, no longer do researchers have to rely on focus groups, in-depth interviews or direct mail surveys to get the job done. Instead, a host of remotely..

Why Data Collection Means Nothing Without Data Analysis

When doing market research, the study itself can often seem like the most important part of the project. However, the data collection from a market research study means nothing without data analysis and application. Here’s why:

Observational Research: Data Collection Advantages and Disadvantages

Observational research — sometimes called field research — is a form of non-experimental research designed to watch (i.e. observe) behavior as it organically and spontaneously unfolds in a natural environment.

While observational research has been used for decades in a variety of disciplines, such as sociology, psychology, cultural studies and..

Data Collection Solutions to 3 Common Business Problems

When developed, designed and deployed appropriately, data collection solutions play a key role in generating actionable market research insights that can solve a myriad of business problems. Below, we highlight 3 of the most common and valuable data solutions your business can benefit from:

1. How Data Collections Solutions Generate Market..

3 Best Practices for Creating a Data Collection Plan

There are several plans (and even more sub-plans) that combine to create a robust, comprehensive and above-all successful market research initiative -- and one of the most important pieces of the puzzle is a data collection plan. Below, we highlight 3 best practices to ensure that you head in the right direction with your data collection plan..

Data Collection Services vs. Full Service Market Research: Which is Right for Your Business?

As you prepare to launch a market research project, one of the most important elements of your strategic plan relates to data collection. This catch-all term refers to the what, who, when, how and why of generating relevant information that, when analyzed, validated, organized and articulated, ultimately provides you with what matters most, and..

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