Category Archives: In-Depth Interviews

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  1. Lessens in the Field: How to Conduct In-Depth Interviews

    Lessons from the Field: How to Conduct an In-Depth Interview

    Article by Patrick Fiorenza, RMS Director of Research Analytics – One of the biggest “ah ha” moments for me as a researcher took place when I was sitting in a course about qualitative research. At that time in my career – I had already completed thousands of qualitative interviews, led focus groups, moderated sessions – Read more

  2. What is an In-Depth Interview?

    The following blog post was written by Sara Cruz, Research Analyst at RMS. An in-depth interview (IDI) is a type of qualitative research. It involves an interview, often with just a single respondent and is conducted by a trained interviewer. The purpose of an in-depth interview is to understand thoughts, feelings, perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, or Read more

  3. Hospital Revenue Management In-Depth Interviews – Case Study

    This blog post was written by Erica Winters, Sr. Research Analyst & Social Media Strategist, and is a summary of a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS). Background: A consulting company recently partnered with RMS to conduct hospital revenue management research. The client wanted to better understand the hospital merger/acquisition process as Read more

  4. What is an IDI?

    The following post was written by Emily Palermo, Research & Social Media Associate at RMS. An in-depth interview (IDI) is a qualitative research method that gathers comprehensive information from stakeholders. Researchers often conduct IDIs in-person, over the phone, or via the web as it’s critical for the respondent and interviewer to be able to converse Read more

  5. 4 Tips for Transcribing Open-Ended Responses

    In-depth interviews (IDIs) are an insightful qualitative research method that allows the researcher to tap into the mind of consumers. To keep costs down, many businesses choose to complete IDIs via telephone, rather than the more costly option of conducting the interviews in-person.  While telephone IDIs provide a cost advantage, the researcher loses the ability Read more

  6. 5 Tips for Completing Great Research Interviews (IDIs)

    Conducting in-depth interviews (IDIs) is the ideal research method for getting highly detailed responses from key stakeholders. Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) knows that completing IDIs allows the interviewer to probe on respondents’ answers in order to gain detailed information on a given topic. Through the use of interview techniques, the researcher can delve Read more

  7. Website Usability Research | Heat Maps & In-Depth Interviews

    As we all know, websites are an extremely important component to both the marketing and operations for any given company.  At this point having a website is unlikely to be a competitive advantage for most industries, but ensuring that your web presence is thoroughly optimized for its visitors may very well be.  Through secondary research we know Read more

  8. Market Research Trend (Part 2): Are Panels Worth It?

    For general quantitative research with a large scope, how likely are you to recommend online panel research to your clients and why or why not? I would definitely recommend the use of an online research panel for a large scope quantitative research study.  However, the scope of the research truly needs to be large. Online Read more

  9. Subjectivity of Qualitative Research | Is it a Big Deal?

    It’s the age-old question in market research: Qualitative research or quantitative research? Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. The most common forms of qualitative research are focus groups and in-depth interviews (IDIs) while quantitative research usually involves a survey. Although both provide a client good insight, depending on the expertise and experience of Read more

  10. What Skills are Needed to be a Good In-Depth Interviewer?

    As Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS) was travelling to both Chicago and Los Angeles for focus group sessions and in-depth interviews (IDIs), one book I was reading while on my flights was written by Naomi Henderson titled Secrets of a Master Moderator. To view more information on this book or purchase it click here. The Read more

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