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Why You Need Designer Data

Why You Need Designer Data

One luxury of doing primary research is that you can get data perfectly tailored to the problem you need to solve. Primary research allows you to design how data will be elicited, and how, exactly, attitudes and behaviors are measured. Hence, you get the insight you need. If you don’t have perfectly tailored data, you…

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A Better Way to Get Census Data

A Better Way to Get Census Data

The U.S. Census is one of the most useful tools for research and marketing because it tells you how many people fit specific demographic profiles and where they live. It started out as a simple count of how many people live in each state in order to allocate congressional seats. But it has since become a rich…

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A Checklist for Testing Surveys

A Checklist for Testing Surveys

We recently offered an article about needing to “punish test” surveys lest you end up with a mess of mistakes like text piping that fails, or survey layouts that do not to adapt to user devices. But how do you actually punish test a survey? The best way, we think, is to start with a…

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How to Use Surveys for Thought Leadership on a Shoestring Budget

The Quirk’s Deck

Thank you for your interest in our July 16, 2020 presentation at the Quirk’s Event! Here is the deck we used for that presentation. Feel free to download and circulate. Soon, we will have a full video of the presentation available, as well. It will be part of the Summer 2020 Versta Research Newsletter. If…

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The Best New Tool for Fixing Your Research Reports

The Best New Tool for Fixing Your Research Reports

Quite by accident, I just discovered the best new tool for reading and fixing research reports: the Read-Aloud function in Microsoft Office programs. It helps spot typos, missing or extra words, misspellings, grammatical mistakes and awkward phrases — everything I need to fix my writing before finalizing and sharing written text about research and surveys…

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