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Google Beats Gallup in Recent Polls

If there is one super important lesson to be learned from this year’s round of election polling, it is that online surveys work.  Google Consumer Surveys, which use non-probability online samples, predicted the election far better than Gallup did.  And online surveys, overall, outperformed telephone surveys. The New York Times’ Nate Silver compiled polling results…

Conjoint Analysis Helps Apple Win $1B in Lawsuit

If you ever have trouble convincing your managers and executives about the value of market research, tell them this:  The one billion dollar settlement that Samsung will pay Apple for patent infringement was based on a carefully designed market research study using conjoint analysis. According to colleagues at Sawtooth Software, a company that develops the…

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Next Gen Market Research: Just Do It For Me!

If you want to know the future of market research, forget about what the futurists and innovation gurus have to say.  Instead, just ask the next generation of marketing and business professionals—the people  who will be our future. That’s what we did in a recent survey of business students about market research.  We talked with …