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  1. Image and Awareness Focus Groups Case Study

    This blog post is a summary of a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS).  Background: An advertising firm partnered with Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) to conduct image and awareness focus groups for their client, an international quick service restaurant. The end-client wanted to better understand consumer perceptions of the restaurant’s menu,

  2. Tips for Conquering a Decline in Higher Education Enrollment

    This blog post provides an updated look on a previous blog post stating how market research can help address higher education enrollment challenges. Institutions are still trudging through slower growth in enrollment than they have experienced in the past. As projected in the previous blog post, the National Center for Education Statistics has again reported

  3. Tips for Conducting a Successful Focus Group – Part 2

    This is Part 2 of our series on successful focus group implementation. Review Part 1 tips here. Moderating Approach The skill of the moderator can make or break the focus group. It’s best to hire a professional who has experience managing the dynamics of a focus group. It’s not uncommon for discussions to go off

  4. Tips for Conducting a Successful Focus Group – Part 1

    Focus groups are an insightful research option for businesses embarking on the exploratory phase of a project. Implementation of a focus group requires a moderator with the skill necessary to obtain rich data that will allow the client to take the next step in their project. Below are tips for conducting a successful focus group.

  5. Market Research Firm in Upstate NY | Celebrating 10 Years in Business

    This blog post was featured in the recent edition of “Our Town” in the Baldwinsville Messenger in November of this year. It was written by our Communications Coordinator, Erin Wisneski. At a time when businesses were moving out-of-state, Mark Dengler chose to stay in Central New York and start his own company. In early 2000, Dengler’s

  6. Market Research in the News: A Controversial NHL Focus Group

    Focus groups occur so often in the worlds of business and politics that the news media rarely takes note of them. But when a sports league conducted one recently, it became a story that drew a lot of attention. Earlier this week, the NHL made a lot of headlines when it was leaked to the media that

  7. How to Write a Focus Group Moderator's Guide | Market Research Consultant

    If you are wondering how to write a focus group moderator’s guide, you found the right blog post. With that being said, the thing is…there is no right or wrong way to write a guide for focus groups. Each market research consultant or market research firm probably has their own unique way of writing a

  8. 5 Steps to Improve Participation in Qualitative Research

    There are many crucial aspects to a good qualitative research project, including the moderator’s guide, design of the participation packet, and even the report that is delivered afterwards.  But all of those pieces of the qualitative puzzle are insignificant unless you can actually get a fair number of participants to show up for the focus groups and/or interviews.

  9. Focus Groups & IDIs: Rich Sources of Information | Market Research

    This blog post was written by our guest blogger Mark Dengler, Owner & President of RMS. Wouldn’t it be great if we could read our customers’ minds? Well, the next best thing is to conduct qualitative market research. Focus groups and In-depth Interviews (IDIs) open a window to help us gain detailed and in-depth information about

  10. Qualitative Research Incentives: 5 Reasons Why More is Better

    Many qualitative research projects, such as focus groups or in-depth interviews, will offer a monetary incentive to entice people into participating. In fact, unless the research is being conducted for a person’s employer or for a charitable organization, incentives are the only way to get them to give up their time. At the beginning of