Article by Ryan Moore, RMS Research Coordinator At a Glance: What’s the Difference? – Qualitative research studies opinions and attitudes using non-numerical resources like interviews and observations. Quantitative research uses numerical data to find patterns. What is Qualitative Research? – used to understand people’s beliefs, experiences, attitudes, behavior, and interactions. Qualitative Research Methods – Examples Read more
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Qualitative and Quantitative Research: Distinctions and Uses
The Key to a Successful Program Evaluation: Developing Your Logic Model – Part 2 of 2
Article by Patrick Fiorenza, RMS Director of Research Analytics One of the most popular blog posts on the RMS site describes the differences between qualitative and quantitative research. What if I told you there was a third approach to research? Mixed methods is a common approach in the program evaluation world to leverage the benefits Read more
Understanding Feasibility Studies
A common engagement at RMS is conducting feasibility studies in which we work with clients to explore new business opportunities or enhance existing operations. The primary purpose of a feasibility study is to understand the market and determine whether enough demand exists to make a given venture successful—which typically translates to the client “will the Read more
What Is An Intercept Survey?
An intercept survey is a research method used to gather on-site feedback from an audience. Intercept surveys are often used at events, restaurants, conferences, and in shopping malls to collect patron perception information. During an intercept survey, the interviewer may approach a patron to ask about their experience at the event, facility or restaurant. Results Read more
Have Your Customer’s Preferences Changed as a Result of COVID-19?
Have customer needs changed? This is a common question that is differentiating the businesses who thrive from those who do not during this time of change. Understanding evolving consumer preferences following COVID-19 is not only important in terms of customer relations, but it also helps ensure you’re investing in the avenues your customers prefer and Read more
Blog Series: How To Choose The Right Market Research Vendor Part II
The following blog post was written by Erica Winters, Supervisor of Research Analytics. This is the second post of a two-part series providing insider tips on selecting the right market research professionals. If you missed the first part, catch up by checking it out here. In the first part of this series, we covered the Read more
Blog Series: How To Choose the Right Market Research Vendor
The following blog post was written by Erica Winters, Supervisor of Research Analytics. This is the first blog post of a two-part series providing insider tips on selecting the right market research professionals. Picture this — you’ve just been asked to lead your department’s efforts in solving [insert problem here]. Maybe you want to improve your Read more
Do These 3 Things to Create a Winning Content Marketing Strategy
The following blog post was written by Maggy Stewart, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator at RMS. A new year means a new opportunity to rejuvenate your content marketing strategy. At its most basic, content marketing is an outline that answers the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of your brand’s mission and content. Meant to guide your approach and Read more
You Have the Research, Now Turn the Numbers into Insights
The following blog post was written by Josh Elander, Research Associate at RMS. While the numbers that result from a market research study can sometimes speak for themselves, it’s important to be comprehensive. Data should be thoroughly examined for valuable insights, and at the end of a project the findings should tell a story relevant Read more
Integrating Primary Research with Secondary Research
The following blog post was written by Josh Elander, Research Associate at RMS. Data is everywhere these days. It’s nearly impossible not to encounter at least one form of it in the business world on a regular basis, whether you’re a client or market research supplier. But not all data is created equal – primary Read more