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
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Recruiting the Right Participants for Your Focus Groups: Best Practices
Quantitative vs Qualitative Research
The following blog post was written by Sara Cruz, Research Analyst at RMS. Market research can be broken down into quantitative research, qualitative research, or a combination of both. Simply stated, quantitative research is the process of collecting and analyzing numerical data, while qualitative data involves collecting and analyzing non-numerical data. What does this mean? Read more
What are CAHPS® Surveys?
The following blog post was written by Sara Cruz, Research Associate at RMS. Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) standardized surveys are designed to help health care organizations use data collected from patients to identify strengths and areas of improvement, as well as track the improvement of quality care over time. CAHPS surveys Read more
How to Choose Your ACO CAHPS® Vendor
This blog post was updated by Heather Kubacki, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator at Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS). Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) has once again received approval from the Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) for ACOs Survey Project Team to Read more
Do you want to be like Nike?
The following blog post was written by Sara Cruz, Research Associate at RMS. What do many multi-million or multi-billion companies have in common? They truly know and understand their ideal customer. They see the value in learning everything possible about what they like, don’t like, want, don’t want, as well as their struggles, preferences, and Read more
9 Questions You Need to Know as a Business Owner
The following blog post was written by Sara Cruz, Research Associate at RMS. Owning a business is not for the faint of heart, the meek, the uncertain, or the unwilling. Business owners are strong, bold, driven, committed, and resilient. Starting and growing a business takes a certain type of person, and creating a successful business Read more
What makes a GREAT focus group facility?
The following blog post was written by Sara Cruz, Research Associate at RMS. First, let’s define what a focus group facility means. A typical focus group facility is a space consisting of a customized setting. One example would be a conference room, where an observation room is connected to the focus group setting by a one-way mirror. The one-way mirror allows Read more
What are the Steps in the PCMH Process? (Updated)
By Susan Maxsween Updated 3/22/19 from a previous blog post Practices making the commitment to become a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) are embarking on an exciting, enlightening, and an empowering journey. Practices also recognize that this journey can be complex, challenging, and in the end, extremely rewarding. This process may require re-engineering of operating structure, development 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