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Weighting Survey Data II – Statistical Weighting Methods

Weighting Survey Data II – Statistical Weighting Methods

In the past, insight professionals adjusted datasets using a core set of demographics. This set included sex, age, race, ethnicity, geographic location, and education. Researchers would adjust any discrepancies occurring between the sample and the population of interest. Significant theoretical developments have increased the use of statistical weighting methods that consider various auxiliary variables for adjusting datasets…

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The Guttman Scale: Definition and Basics

The Guttman Scale: Definition and Basics

Research within the social sciences is developed, carried out, and interpreted a little differently than, let’s say, medicine. Quantifying human attributes, opinions, and behavior to measure them and infer conclusions required a shift from conventional research methodologies…

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Customer Journey Mapping for Market Researchers

Customer Journey Mapping for Market Researchers

Today, every aspect of digital marketing and the all-embracing marketing umbrella is led by those on the other end of these interactions – the customers. Instead of asking how you can get the customer to do what the marketers intend, the question focuses on eliciting solutions for helping the customer achieve their goals while fulfilling yours…

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Understanding Empirical Research

Understanding Empirical Research

Ancient Greece produced some of the greatest philosophers with unique perspectives that stemmed from equally unique beliefs. Some, adhered to the dogmatic doctrines popular and commonly held at that time. There were those who instead favored evidence collected by observation of phenomenon through senses. They were called empiricists…

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Net Promoter Score

Net Promoter Score

Marketers and managers have long been facing the challenge of developing and maintaining customer loyalty. With consumer preferences, buying behavior, and general consumer behavior shifting with the dynamics of continuously evolving markets, it’s critical that marketers are invested in brand tracking…

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Market Research Biases and How to Remove Them

Market Research Biases and How to Remove Them

The Association of Qualitative Research based in the UK describes bias as a “systematic error.” The definition suggests that this systematic error is responsible for deviating results from the true findings of the research. Various biases can impact qualitative and quantitative studies…

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