Tag Archives: Survey Tips

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  1. Insights in the Numbers

    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

  2. customer experience

    3 Tips to Elevate the Customer Experience

    The following blog post was written by Maggy Stewart, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator at RMS. Years ago, customer service got a little shifty. It wasn’t uncommon that you found yourself trying to communicate your billing issues via keypad and automated telephone systems. It also wasn’t uncommon to find yourself treated as just another number Read more

  3. 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

  4. 4 Tips to Shorten the Length of Telephone Surveys

    We’ve referenced it before on this blog, people are “time poor” and keeping a survey short is more critical than ever in our industry. If a survey goes too long (with that threshold being debatable: 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes), the respondent will either become disengaged or simply hang up. We are not big Read more

  5. Question Order Bias in Customer Satisfaction Surveys | Syracuse, NY

    Most people know that the wording of a question on a survey can have an impact on the way respondents answer it. A less obvious, but potentially significant source of bias is the point in the survey instrument at which a question is asked. A good example of this issue is the problem of when Read more

  6. The Importance of Pre-Testing Your Online Survey

    It goes without saying – some level of pre-testing is a must before launching a full-scale survey. Survey Sampling International (SSI) defines a pre-test as a questionnaire that is tested on a statistically small sample of respondents before a full-scale study.  The benefits of pre-testing cannot be overstated whether you go to the extent of a soft launch or Read more

  7. Weighting Data – A Few Cautions

    Data weighting is a technique that is commonly used in market research. Many people reading this will already know what the concept means. If you’re not one of them, it refers to the practice of adjusting data results to either overcome sampling bias or to give more or less significance to factors based on their estimated Read more

  8. 7 Questions to Consider Regarding Survey Response Rates

    At RMS, we are frequently asked by our clients what kind of response rate they can expect from their survey research, or after the fact, if the survey response they did receive was “good.” Usually, the most honest answer we can give to those questions is “It depends.” The truth is that survey response rates are Read more

  9. 7 Common Pitfalls When Managing a Survey | Marketing in Syracuse, NY

    As a marketing research and marketing consultant in Syracuse, NY – Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS) speaks with a lot of clients about their needs.  Sometimes clients come to us knowing they need to do some type of marketing research, but don’t know where to start.  Other times clients come to us having already started Read more

  10. 5 Scary Situations That Give Market Researchers Nightmares

    The RMS Bunker Blog celebrates Halloween with some scary market research nightmares that keep us up at night. Read this post for 5 situations sure to make you tremble.

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