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How Customers Want to Be Surveyed

How Customers Want to Be Surveyed

Let’s suppose that customers want to be surveyed. What is the best way to do it? Should we call them, send email, use text messaging, push surveys through mobile apps, or send old-fashioned paper surveys through the mail? This is a question we rarely ask in market research, because for most survey research we desperately…

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The Best Way to Get Better Survey Data

The Best Way to Get Better Survey Data

The best way for you to get better survey data is to fix, optimize, and strategize your survey design. How? Abandon rote templates. Give up complexity. Think ahead to your analysis. Above all, put yourself in the shoes of a respondent. We market researchers complain when we get data back from surveys and see that…

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The Error in Your Smartphone Surveys

The Error in Your Smartphone Surveys

Any good researcher should agonize over mode effects in surveys. Mode effects are differences in statistical estimates caused by the “mode” through which respondents take a survey. If there are mode effects, then how the survey is conducted (by telephone, online, through a smartphone app, in person, or by mail) will affect the results, requiring…

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