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What's In a Word? The Power of an Open-Ended Question

Posted by Eddie Hertz on May 16, 2017

Open ended questions generally serve a specific purpose:

  • What products/brand/advertisements do you recall?
  • You said X, why did you say that?
  • Would you purchase/recommend X? Why/why not?

These open-ended questions generate a wider spectrum of codes than the usual standard close-ended questions, especially when the codeframe is kept to a small list, a key aspect in any mobile first survey. However, open-ended questions can also produce less impactful data (sometimes termed as gibberish data) when stock standard question wording is used, as illustrated above. The key to making an open ended question valuable is to frame the question wording to be thought-provoking, making it meaningful for the respondents and making them want to share their views fully, in an environment where this is easy to do.

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Topics: Data Quality, Video

Reducing false positives in survey data quality checks

Posted by Susan Frede on May 9, 2016

Many clients include quality checks in surveys to make sure respondents are engaged and are answering honestly. However, many of these checks identify false positives, which often mean valid, engaged respondents are thrown out of the sample. How can we reduce false positives? 

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Topics: Research Quality, Marketing Research, Data Quality

MOBILE FIRST, PANELIST EXPERIENCE & VIDEO: CONVERSATIONS FROM CASRO

Posted by Sarah Canning on Apr 29, 2016

Real time insights and predictive analytics build better strategies and better business performance. As we re-write the rules of marketing research, data has become the digital fuel to deliver genuine insights. However, as industry stakeholders, we must capture data that is insightful, not invasive.

This year’s CASRO Digital Conference concentrated on the collective knowledge of research in the digital space with a focus on three key areas: implementing Mobile First, focusing on the panelist experience and the emerging importance of video.

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Topics: Marketing Research, Data Quality, Video, mobile first

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