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
Recruiting the Right Participants for Your Focus Groups: Best Practices
Article by Ryan Moore, RMS Research Coordinator At a glance: The Importance of Participant Selection – Choose participants that represent the greater demographic and are comfortable expressing their views. The Selection Process – Define the Purpose of the Focus Group and conduct a recruitment screener to confirm they meet the proper requirements for participation. Participant Outreach 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
Market Research is Shaking Up the Beer Industry
One thing we can say for sure, beer manufacturing companies know the value of market research, and finding out exactly what their customers want out of their favorite products. The key is keeping up with what their current audience and the younger generations want to experience in an alcoholic beverage. They bring their target demographics Read more
Banking Preferences Research—Case Study
The following blog post is a summary of a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS). A credit union recently partnered with Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) to conduct image and awareness research. The bank wanted to better understand why some branches are not performing as well as others. The goal of Read more
Retail Market Demand Research — Case Study
The following blog post is a summary of a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS). A regional retailer recently partnered with RMS to conduct market demand research. The retailer wanted to better understand the consumer perception of its brand, understand the potential consumer and customer profile, identify brand perceptions, and assess Read more
Did You Know Focus Groups Are Being Featured In Commercials?
The following blog post was written by Sara Cruz, Research Associate at RMS. Have you seen this Domino’s commercial? Or this one from Febreze? Or this commercial from Chevy’s “Real people, not actors” campaign? Or this funny commercial advertising Snickers’ Peanut Butter Squared? Did you know you were watching a focus group in those commercials? Read more
New Year, #NewMR: Our Best Blogs of 2018
The following blog post was written by Maggy Stewart, Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer. As we gear up for 2019, now is the perfect time to look back at the market research trends of 2018 and discover which blog topics our readers found most helpful. Over the past year, our most popular blog articles covered 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
Are Your Customers Jumping Ship?
3 ways to get customers on board with your brand. The following blog post was written by Maggy Stewart, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator at RMS. How important do you think it is to make your customers happy and keep them coming back for more? Your answer to that question is the answer to how important Read more