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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..

Crop Progress Report for the Week of July 15, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 07/16/2019

Corn silking is now at 17%, behind 2018 by 42%.  Only MI and SD are reporting 0% this week, all other states are reporting at least 1% silking.  TN and NC are furthest along with 80% silking.  Next week we should start to see corn in the dough stage.

Soybeans emerged are nearly finished at 95% with MN, NE, and ND now reporting 100% emerged. ..

How to Recognize and Prevent Bias in Research

Posted by Communications for Research on 07/12/2019

Businesses conduct market research in order to learn more about customer preferences and market behavior. The validity of any conclusions drawn necessarily depends on how well these businesses (and/or the firms they hire) recognize their own assumptions, preferences and prejudices and how hard they work to mitigate them as they select samples,..

Crop Progress Report for the Week of July 8, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 07/9/2019

Sunflower planting has finished.  Soybean and sorghum planting continues but is nearing the end for the season.

Corn emerged is nearly at 100% (which is usually already at 100% for this time of year) at 98% emerged.  All corn states are reporting at least 90% emerged.  Corn silking is now included in the report.  Overall progress is at 8% where..

What is CATI Programming in Market Research?

Posted by Communications for Research on 07/3/2019

There are many ways to “do” market research, with nearly as many methods and tools to choose from as there are businesses to use them. It’s one of the reasons why we here at Communications for Research (CFR) truly love our profession. With each research project we undertake, we not only get to use our research skills, we get to be creative,..

Crop Progress Report for the Week of July 1, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 07/2/2019

Corn, cotton, and peanut planting are done for 2019.

 

Corn emerged is at 94% with no new states reporting 100% emerged.  All states are reporting at least 80% emerged.

3 Customer Experience Research Methods You Should Explore

Posted by Communications for Research on 06/27/2019

Having a great product or idea is only part of a successful business model. In today’s world of mass consumerism, companies have to also stand out from competitors who offer similar goods and aggressive pricing. To do this, companies are focusing on making every interaction they have with customers a positive one. In this way, customer..

Crop Progress Report for the Week of June 24, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 06/25/2019

Corn planting progress is nearing an end at 96% planted overall.  Historically, corn planting was finished by this point in time for most states except for MI and PE which, along with MN, MO, and WI have been the states that finish planting their corn last.  Currently only IA, KY, MN, NE, NC, TN, and TX have finished their corn planting.  Corn..

An Overview of Quantitative Research Methods

Posted by Communications for Research on 06/20/2019

Quantitative research is the investigation of an issue using numbers to establish meaning for behavior. In the market research world, numbers give insight into consumer behavior, but quantitative research can and is used to explain other kinds of performance, as well. Scientists and analysts in both the social sciences and the natural ones use..

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