As market researchers, we analyse data from our clients’ research projects, identify salient findings, draw appropriate conclusions, and report those to our clients. But as curious market researchers, we also review what we have done in each research project to see what could have been even more efficiently undertaken.
This curiosity , this “why is it so”, lead us recently to review the impact of survey length and device use (results summarised in “Are smart phone users less engaged survey takers?” Quirk’s (USA) Marketing Research Review, June 2016).
This analysis then lead to a review of the length of time a survey is open for completion on satisfaction rates. The initial analyses suggest that surveys that are open longer achieve higher satisfaction measures of the client’s business than do surveys that close quickly (summarised in “Does being patient pay off?” Research News, July 2016).
Another technique recently reviewed is of the impact of matrix question order on survey answers. It is anticipated that those findings will be published later in 2018.
Other research improvement interests currently being reviewed include the benefits of exclusions from surveys, and strengthened NPS measures. It is anticipated those findings will be published in 2019.
Your comments and discussion on these topics are welcome. Contact Philip Derham now to find out more. Email: Philip.Derham@derhamresearch.com.au Telephone: (+61) 0414 543 765.
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