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Bad Decisions with Better Graphics

Does data displayed in charts and graphs, rather than tables, lead to better decisions?  Not according to the latest research reported in this month’s Journal of Marketing Research. The authors looked at various types of biases that creep into business managers’ decisions when based on data presented to them.  They did this by conducting experiments…

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Cross Cultural Survey Guidelines

We are currently engaged in a research project for a client in South Korea, so issues of cross-cultural communication are top-of-mind for us right now.  Whether we rely on translations, or whether we speak the same language as our clients and respondents, it is important for researchers to understand differences in how people think and…

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Keep Your Surveys Honest

One problem with new survey technologies that make it easy (and inexpensive) to design and field surveys is that we now have an explosion of poorly done and ill-intentioned surveys.  Have you ever suspected that a survey isn’t quite legit? Keeping your survey efforts honest is critical.  Sincere efforts to document issues through rigorous surveys…