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Q1 2018 Industry Roundup: Retail and Financial Services

As we look back on Q1 of 2018, we review developments and outlooks for key industries. Follow along below as we outline recent news and commentary on the retail/big-box and financial sectors. Consumer packaged goods companies must continue to evolve to remain competitive…

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Choice Methodology Options

Choice methodologies are a powerful, frequently used tool in market research. Because they compare lists of key attributes/features to each other, they are particularly useful when attempting to understand what attributes or features are driving preference; the impact that changes in attributes or features…

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MMR Decision Framing System™

As an industry, researchers regularly develop tools and processes to meet our Corporate Research partners’ need for actionable market information. But all too often, they don’t have the resources – or time – to review and evaluate…

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The Real Cost of DIY – What to Ask as You Plan

(By Patricia Houston, VP – Client Relationships) It’s very easy to see on the surface how DIY research can save you money, and often the low rates offered and quick speed promised by DIY providers make their products look enticing…

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Video Responses “Humanize” Research Results & Drive Organizational Impact

Open ended questions (OEs) are a very useful tool in the research industry. These questions begin with “how” or “what” and do not restrict responses to “yes” or “no” or a closed set of specific options. Rather, they…

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A Simple Approach with Significant Impact

Researchers on the supplier side of the industry enjoy helping a variety of clients make informed marketing decisions. At MMR, we focus initially on the up-front Decision Framing™ to develop the best approach for our clients. Once a project is completed…

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Expanding Our Collaborative Direction: Integrating System 1 + 2 Methods

We all know that this industry of ours operates heavily based on “bucketing” by methodology. When we meet people at an industry event, the most common question asked…

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[VIDEO] New “Old” Math Applied to Key Drivers Analysis: SVR

We’ve investigated and tested Shapley Value Regression (SVR) and believe that SVR is a rock-star that is finally ready for its time in the spotlight. Learn why SVR should be your preferred approach for Drivers/Importance Analyses…

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IIeX NA 2016: News and Notes

(By Patricia Houston, VP – Client Relationships) As usual, IIeX North America 2016 in Atlanta was a whirlwind of short but informative sessions mixed with quick stops at vendor booths and hunts for…

Key Learnings for Mobile-Optimized Research

Mobile Optimized Research continues to be a major topic of discussion in the research industry, even as respondents continue to shift to mobile on their own and in their own way. MMR reviewed this trend…